6 days in Lakeland Itinerary

6 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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6 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Lahti
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Madrid

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hours
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 27th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Lahti City Hall, enjoy some diversion at Lahti Sports Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko, and finally take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip planning tool .

Madrid, Spain to Lahti is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect colder weather when traveling from Madrid in August: highs in Lahti hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lahti

#Fun & Games, #Historic Sites
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Lahti Sports Center ©
Lahti Sports Center
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor
Ristinkirkko ©
Ristinkirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna journey builder site .

Getting from Lahti to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Kuopio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Nature, #Parks, #Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On your second day here, stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip maker site .

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Theme Parks
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Spas & Wellness

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