12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Luxembourg City
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Lahti
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h
End: Luxembourg City

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Vapriikin Museokeskus. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Spy Museum, stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planning tool.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Tampere is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Luxembourg City to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Luxembourg City in July: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 2nd (Fri), appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna online day trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 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
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Repovesi National Park and Saimaa Canal. Let the collections at Lappeenranta Fortress and Communications Centre Lokki capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lappeenranta: Mikkeli (Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, Mikkeli Cathedral, &more). There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta and see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta online road trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mikkeli, Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Get outdoors at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Evo Hiking Area. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Motorcycle Museum of Finland and Hame Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Vankilamuseo). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum and pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip builder site.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lahti are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Evo Hiking Area ©
Evo Hiking Area