10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Lahti
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kouvola
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kuopio
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Bristol

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 10th (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko, then enjoy some diversion at Lahti Sports Center, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Lahti City Hall.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahti tour itinerary planner .

Bristol, UK to Lahti is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Lahti is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lahti

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

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): have fun and explore at Kouvola Model Railroad Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kouvola online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Lahti to Kouvola takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Kouvola Model Railroad Museum ©
Kouvola Model Railroad Museum

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 12th (Sun), find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korpikeidas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 14th (Tue), examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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 15th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, and then see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Kuopio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Room Escape Games
Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 17th (Fri), head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, then see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally take in the views from Hameensilta.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island
Hameensilta ©
Hameensilta

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