11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + train:  6​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Lahti
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 22nd (Mon), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tampere day trip planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Brussels to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip itinerary builder .

Take a train from Tampere to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Nature Parks
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

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 26th (Fri): look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner .

Getting from Kuopio to Savonlinna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko, examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, then don't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala, and finally snap pictures at Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip planning tool .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Puumala
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Explore hidden gems such as Vesijärvi harbor and Laune Central Park. Venture out of the city with trips to World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill (in Kouvola), Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki) and Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria, Hame Castle, & more). There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at Lahti Sports Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola, and examine the collection at Lahti Ski Museum.

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Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Church of Hollola, Padasjoen Tuomastornit, World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill
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Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor
Lahti Sports Center ©
Lahti Sports Center

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