17 days in Lakeland Itinerary

17 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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17 days in Lakeland Itinerary

London
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Lahti
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Kuhmo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Kuopio
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
London

3
days
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Repovesi National Park and World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill. When in Lahti, make a side trip to see Kouvola Model Railroad Museum in Kouvola, approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko, have fun at Lahti Sports Center, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pikku Vesijarvi.

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London, UK to Lahti is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Lahti due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Lappeenranta.

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Kouvola
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Pikku Vesijarvi ©
Pikku Vesijarvi
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Vesijärvi harbor

3
days
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Korpikeidas and Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, and admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo.

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You can take a train from Lahti to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

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You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Joensuu.

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
days
Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 21st (Thu), look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, then kick back and relax at Honkaniemi Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Utra Beach. On your second day here, look for gifts at Taitokortteli, then examine the collection at Carelicum, then explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market).

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Getting from Savonlinna to Joensuu by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Joensuu are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Kuhmo.

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Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla
Taitokortteli ©
Taitokortteli

1
day
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Taiga and then identify plant and animal life at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

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Drive from Joensuu to Kuhmo in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kuhmo

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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

3
days
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Get outdoors at Valkeisenlampi and Saaristokatu. Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Snellman Park. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, have fun at Vainolanniemi, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Kuopio Harbor.

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You can drive from Kuhmo to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

3
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rauhaniemi Beach and Museo Militaria. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

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Take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Theme Parks

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Museo Militaria
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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