7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
train:  1​h
Lahti
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

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night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Lahti Art Museum, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, then take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor, and finally examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lahti trip itinerary planner.

Helsinki to Lahti is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Lappeenranta.

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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor

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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 5th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Lahti to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): 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 explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna journey planner.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Kuopio.

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

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Kuopio trip planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

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

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, contemplate the long history of Hameensilta, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tampere travel tool .

Take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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