12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 3 nights
2
Kuopio
— 2 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
4
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
5
Lahti
— 3 nights

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, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tampere, use our trip itinerary maker.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Tampere is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik in August, expect nights in Tampere to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

2
nights
Kuopio

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, thenexamine 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, thentake 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 fly. In August, daytime highs in Kuopio are °C, while nighttime lows are °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
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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.
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, thensee 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 °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) 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
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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.
On the 1st (Sun), examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, thenexplore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, thenget 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 Puumalan Lake, thendon't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala, thentake 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. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are °C, while nighttime lows are °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

Side Trip

Puumala
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahti: Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki), Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Hameenlinna (Aulanko & Hame Castle). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor, let little ones run wild at Laune Central Park, and get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lahti trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Padasjoen Tuomastornit, Repovesi National Park, Kiikunlahde
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Hame Castle ©
Hame Castle
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland

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