11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 28th (Sat), have fun at Laune Central Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lahti trip itinerary website.

Frankfurt, Germany to Lahti is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Frankfurt to Lahti. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Frankfurt in September; daily highs in Lahti reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Laune Central Park ©
Laune Central Park
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland

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.
On the 30th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip planner.

You can take a train from Lahti to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

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 2nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Kuopio Harbor.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Nature Parks
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, go for a walk through Tourujoen Luontopolku, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla attractions app.

Take a train from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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Natural History Museum of Central Finland ©
Natural History Museum of Central Finland
Room Escape Games
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria & Birthplace of Jean Sibelius). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, and see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere online visit planner.

Traveling by train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria

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