15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Start: Birmingham
Fly + Train:  8 h 45 min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive:  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.
Pack the 11th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip planner.

Birmingham, UK to Tampere is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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 team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll around Tourujoen Luontopolku, thenget a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, thenexamine the collection at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Kuokkalan kartano. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, thenstroll around Maki-Matin perhepuisto, thenenjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Jyvaskyla, and finally examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla trip planner.

Drive from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Shopping
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Natural History Museum of Central Finland ©
Natural History Museum of Central Finland

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 problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thenexplore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, thenget a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, thensee the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally have fun at Vainolanniemi.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Jyvaskyla in August since evenings lows in Kuopio dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can 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 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna day trip planning site.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to 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

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 19th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko, stop by MyGoodKnife, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ristikankaan kappeli. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and finally get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta travel route builder site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. 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 Parks
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

4
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Explore Lahti's surroundings by going to Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Hame Castle). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko, and enjoy some diversion at Lahti Sports Center.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lahti attractions planning site.

Take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for home on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Hame Castle ©
Hame Castle
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland