11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Lahti
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: London

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Hame Castle). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tampere route maker .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from London in August since evenings lows in Tampere dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Hameenlinna
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Vainolanniemi, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

Make your Kuopio itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Museums Nature
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
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 8th (Sat): examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Nature Parks
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

3
nights
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 9th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Woikosken Automuseo and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On your second day here, stroll around Aulanko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola, then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and finally see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lahti trip builder tool .

Take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Church of Hollola, Repovesi National Park, Woikosken Automuseo, Aulanko
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

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