10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, examine the collection at National Police Museum, thensee the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do and tourist information, go to the Tampere travel itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Tampere. Traveling from Zurich in August, things will get a bit cooler in Tampere: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
Tampere City Library, Metso ©
Tampere City Library, Metso

2
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 20th (Thu), head outdoors with Lietvesi Scenic Road, thendon't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala, thensnap pictures at Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi, and finally steep yourself in history at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki, enjoy breathtaking views from Naisvuori Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Infantry Museum, thenmake a trip to Kenkavero, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mikkeli trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Mikkeli takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Mikkeli sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Puumala, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral
Kenkavero ©
Kenkavero
Naisvuori Observation Tower ©
Naisvuori Observation Tower

1
night
Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 22nd (Sat), look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, get interesting insight from Tours, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenpause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thenappreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna journey planning site.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Savonlinna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko, see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, thenexplore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta online holiday planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Museums
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo ©
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Step off the beaten path and head to World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Church of Hollola. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahti: Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Hameenlinna Art Museum), Vaaksy Canal (in Asikkala) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, have fun at Laune Central Park, see the interesting displays at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lahti trip maker app.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, Vaaksy Canal, Arboretum Mustila, Church of Hollola
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Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor
Ristinkirkko ©
Ristinkirkko
Church of Hollola ©
Church of Hollola

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