15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Lahti
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Kuopio
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Tampere
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Porto

2
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): let the kids burn off some steam at Laune Central Park, then enjoy some diversion at Lahti Sports Center, and then take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Lahti City Hall, ponder the design of Musical Fountain, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko, and finally stop by Trio.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lahti online trip itinerary maker .

Porto, Portugal to Lahti is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Porto in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Lahti: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games Parks Historic Sites
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Lahti Sports Center ©
Lahti Sports Center
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor
Laune Central Park ©
Laune Central Park

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lahti to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Joensuu.

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

1
night
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Carelicum, then don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joensuu Church, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, and then look for gifts at Taitokortteli.

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Getting from Savonlinna to Joensuu by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums Shopping Parks
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Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni ©
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni
Joensuu Church ©
Joensuu Church

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Kuopio takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Nature Parks
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 30th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then snap pictures at Karkisten Silta, and finally take in the views from Kuokkalan silta.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jyvaskyla online travel route planner .

Getting from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Kuokkalan silta ©
Kuokkalan silta

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and Moomin Museum. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and see the interesting displays at National Police Museum.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Tampere by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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