8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Lahti
— Few hours
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

few
hours
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 (Sat): take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahti day trip planning tool .

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 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Lappeenranta.

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#Shopping
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Mall Galleria.

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Traveling by train from Lahti to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Nature, #Parks, #Shopping
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 6th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip builder tool .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kuopio Art Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

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Getting from Savonlinna to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Historic Sites
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Kuopio Art Museum ©
Kuopio Art Museum
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum, and make a trip to Nasinneula Tower.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner .

Take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Theme Parks
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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