12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
4
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Train
5
Lahti
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Keflavik International Airport

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Sarkanniemi Theme Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

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

Reykjavik, Iceland to Tampere is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Reykjavik in August, you will find days in Tampere are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:

Kuopio

— 2 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally have fun at Vainolanniemi.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kuopio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Kuopio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planning website.

Drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

Lappeenranta

— 2 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 1st (Sun), examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Lake Saimaa, then don't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Parks · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

Lahti

— 3 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahti: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki) and Hameenlinna (Aulanko & Hame Castle). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor, let little ones run wild at Laune Central Park, don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain, and get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lahti trip builder app.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Lahti by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5: