8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Lahti
— Few hours
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: London

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rauhaniemi Beach and Moomin Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tampere City Library, Metso and Hameensilta. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island.

Before you visit Tampere, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, Tampere is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Kuopio.

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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
Tampere City Library, Metso ©
Tampere City Library, Metso

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): browse the different shops at Matkus Shopping Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio itinerary maker website .

Take a train from Tampere to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kuopio are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

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Matkus Shopping Center ©
Matkus Shopping Center

1
night
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 19th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, then hunt for treasures at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), then look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, and finally stop by Taitokortteli.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Joensuu holiday planning website .

Drive from Kuopio to Joensuu in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Joensuu are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

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Taitokortteli ©
Taitokortteli
Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market) ©
Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market)
Kauppakeskus Iso Myy ©
Kauppakeskus Iso Myy

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lahti.

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

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 21st (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Lahti City Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko, and then look for gifts at Trio.

Plan my day in Lahti using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lahti takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

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Trio ©
Trio
Ristinkirkko ©
Ristinkirkko

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