13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart
Fly + Train:  6​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
6
Lahti
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Stuttgart

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, childrens museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, examine the collection at Moomin Museum, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere vacation builder tool .

Stuttgart, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Stuttgart in July; daily highs in Tampere reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 23rd (Thu), go for a walk through Tourujoen luontopolku, brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Toivolan Vanha Piha, then see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Room Escape Games
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally have fun at Vainolanniemi.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Museums Parks
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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 26th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car 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

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nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, then don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala, take a memorable drive along Puumalan Lake, then admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta attractions planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Puumala
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola, then step into the grandiose world of Hame Castle, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and finally examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

Start your trip to Lahti by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hollola, Hame Castle, Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

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