11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  6​h 15​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:  6​h 45​min
End: Hamburg

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, childrens museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Tampere road trip site .

Hamburg, Germany 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 Hamburg to Tampere due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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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 2nd (Fri): explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) 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.
On the 4th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, then steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna visit app .

Drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta road trip website .

Drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) 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. On the 6th (Tue), admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain and then explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola, then explore the historical opulence of Hame Castle, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and finally examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahti online vacation maker .

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Lahti, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Church of Hollola, Repovesi National Park, Hame Castle
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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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