10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Lahti
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

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 Viikinsaari Island. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Museo Militaria in Haemeenlinna, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tampere online day trip planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Tampere, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

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

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 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kuopio trip itinerary app .

Getting from Tampere to Kuopio by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Kuopio sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Nature Parks
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Room Escape Games
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, examine the collection at Carelicum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Honkaniemi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Utra Beach, make a trip to Joensuu Church, then make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, and finally look for gifts at Taitokortteli.

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

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Joensuu takes 2 hours. July in Joensuu sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma
Taitokortteli ©
Taitokortteli

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 27th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna visit site .

Drive from Joensuu to Savonlinna in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

1
night
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 28th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Lahti Sports Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko, and then take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Lahti trip planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lahti in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Lahti Sports Center ©
Lahti Sports Center
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor
Ristinkirkko ©
Ristinkirkko

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