15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
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
— 3 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
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Brussels

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Pack the 2nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tampere holiday tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Tampere is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Tampere. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
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 5th (Fri), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stroll through Tourujoen Luontopolku, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Kuokkalan kartano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, then stroll around Maki-Matin perhepuisto, then take in the architecture and design of University of Jyvaskyla, and finally examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla trip planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the train 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
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kuopio is known for museums, fun & games, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, and enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio online route planner.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kuopio are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

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 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can 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.
On the 11th (Thu), make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): look for gifts at MyGoodKnife, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church, and finally find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Theme Parks Museums Parks
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
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. 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, have fun at Lahti Sports Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko, and get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lahti road trip tool.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lahti are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Nature 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
Lahti Sports Center ©
Lahti Sports Center