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
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kuopio
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

few
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 24th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Lahti City Hall, have fun at Lahti Sports Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lahti day trip site .

Helsinki to Lahti is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

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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.
On the 25th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lahti to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Market Square ©
Savonlinna Market Square

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kuopio sightseeing tool .

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 June, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Room Escape Games
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Museo Militaria and Moomin Museum. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and snap pictures at Hameensilta.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tampere route planning site .

Getting from Kuopio to Tampere by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

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Museo Militaria
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Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria
Spas & Wellness
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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