12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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.
Tampere Cathedral and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing will appeal to history buffs. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hatanpaa Arboretum and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tampere online trip planner .

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Luxembourg City to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Luxembourg City in July; daily highs in Tampere reach 24°C and lows reach 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 Theme Parks
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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), pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

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Drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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) to allow enough time to 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

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.
Visiting Repovesi National Park and Saimaa Canal will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lappeenranta Fortress and Communications Centre Lokki. Explore Lappeenranta's surroundings by going to Mikkeli (Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, Mikkeli Cathedral, & more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta and examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum.

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Drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mikkeli, Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hame Castle and Motorcycle Museum of Finland. You'll explore and learn at Lahti Ski Museum and Vankilamuseo. Get out of town with these interesting Lahti side-trips: Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Haemeenlinna (Ahvenisto Activity Park & Evo Hiking Area). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lahti trip planner .

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Hame Castle ©
Hame Castle
Lahti Ski Museum ©
Lahti Ski Museum

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