11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2​h
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Lahti
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Take a break from the city and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Ahtari Zoo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Moomin Museum. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Yyteri Beach in Pori--about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner .

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ahtari Zoo, Yyteri Beach
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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 2nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

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You can drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (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
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lappeenranta Fortress and Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Take a break from the city and head to Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Go for a jaunt from Lappeenranta to Kouvola to see Hevoshaan Arboretum about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church, and take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta itinerary builder site .

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kouvola
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

2
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 6th (Tue): take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, then see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Vaaksy Canal and then learn about winemaking at Pihamaa Estate & Winery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lahti attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Lahti sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Asikkala, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Vaaksy Canal ©
Vaaksy Canal

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