15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
+2
train + Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 2 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 15​min
5
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Lahti
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: Birmingham

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip planner.

Birmingham, UK to Tampere is an approximately 9-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Birmingham to Tampere. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen luontopolku, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Kuokkalan kartano. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maki-Matin perhepuisto, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Jyvaskyla, and finally examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In August in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Shopping
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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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally have fun at Vainolanniemi.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kuopio trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Jyvaskyla in August since evenings lows in Kuopio dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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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 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko, look for gifts at MyGoodKnife, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ristikankaan kappeli. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and finally take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Venture out of the city with trips to Haemeenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Hame Castle) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko, take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, and enjoy some diversion at Lahti Sports Center.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lahti trip tool .

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lahti are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will leave for home on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Lahti

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor