15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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.
see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, shop like a local with Galleria Ronga, and identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip builder .

Brussels, Belgium to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tourujoen luontopolku, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then brush up on your military savvy 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 through Maki-Matin perhepuisto, then make a trip to University of Jyvaskyla, and finally examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla online vacation planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough 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
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, nature, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, and enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip planning app .

You can take a train from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kuopio are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Nature
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
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.
On the 10th (Wed), examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna itinerary website .

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 July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 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
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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), explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by MyGoodKnife, then 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 get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta trip planning app .

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Theme Parks Museums Nature
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahti: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Haemeenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Hame Castle). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, have fun at Lahti Sports Center, take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko.

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

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Lahti, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Nature Parks 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

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