15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
train:  1​h
Lahti
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lahti online route planner .

Helsinki to Lahti is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lahti are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lahti

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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Lahti Ski Museum ©
Lahti Ski Museum

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lehman and Santalahti Nature Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kouvola: Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa), Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka). Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum.

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Traveling by car from Lahti to Kouvola takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kotka, Stromforsin ruukki, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 9th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lammassaari Island, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Lappeenrannan raatihuone, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. In July in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Imatra
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna travel planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 12th (Thu), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Jyvaskyla.

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#Fun & Games, #Museums
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla online journey maker .

Take a train from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

#Museums
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
We've included these beaches for you: Yyteri Beach and Rauhaniemi Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Suolijarvi Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip builder app .

Take a train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trip

Yyteri Beach
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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