14 days in Lakeland Itinerary

14 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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14 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart
Fly + Train:  6​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
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, stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Lenin Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tampere itinerary builder site .

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 when traveling from Stuttgart to Tampere is 1 hour. Traveling from Stuttgart in August, expect Tampere to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

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

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 20th (Tue), go for a walk through Tourujoen luontopolku, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then get engrossed in the history at Toivolan Vanha Piha, then examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Maki-Matin perhepuisto, learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, then make a trip to University of Jyvaskyla, and finally examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jyvaskyla travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Tampere to Jyvaskyla by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Room Escape Games
Maki-Matin perhepuisto ©
Maki-Matin perhepuisto

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally have fun at Vainolanniemi.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio journey maker site .

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Jyvaskyla in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kuopio, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Nature 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 24th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip 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 August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough 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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Puumalan Lake, don't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta online visit planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahti: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Hameenlinna (Aulanko & Hame Castle). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, explore the activities along Kiikunlahde, let the kids burn off some steam at Laune Central Park, and get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lahti day trip planner.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Repovesi National Park, Kiikunlahde
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Laune Central Park ©
Laune Central Park

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