7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Durham
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
Lahti
— Few hours
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Durham

2
days
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 21st (Mon): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner .

Durham, USA to Tampere is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Durham to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in May, you will find days in Tampere are much colder (59°F), and nights are slightly colder (39°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kuopio.

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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
day
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, then take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kuopio trip maker website .

Getting from Tampere to Kuopio by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

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Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

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

1
day
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 25th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta road trip tool .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Lahti.

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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

few
hours
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lahti day trip planning website .

Take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Lahti City Hall ©
Lahti City Hall

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