10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 3 nights
2
Lahti
— 1 night
3
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Kuopio
— 1 night

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Hameenlinna (Aulanko & Hame Castle). Pack the 3rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tampere road trip website.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Tampere is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Hameenlinna
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

1
night
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 6th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko, examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, then take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Laune Central Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lahti trip website.

Getting from Tampere to Lahti by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Lahti, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums
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Laune Central Park ©
Laune Central Park
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Explore Lappeenranta's surroundings by going to Lakeland GTE (in Puumala), Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Communications Centre Lokki (in Mikkeli). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta road trip app.

You can take a train from Lahti to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lakeland GTE, Repovesi National Park, Communications Centre Lokki
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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 11th (Sun): explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Parks
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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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