15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Joensuu
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
4
Lahti
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Zurich

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Ahtari Zoo in Ahtari, approximately 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Lenin Museum, and explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Zurich to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in September, things will get slightly colder in Tampere: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ahtari Zoo
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

4
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joensuu: Kuopio (Room Escape Games, Puijo Tower, & more), Paateri (in Lieksa) and Savonlinna (Olavinlinna Castle & Savonlinna Provincial Museum). The adventure continues: stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Joensuu online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Tampere to Joensuu by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Kuopio, Savonlinna, Paateri
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lappeenranta: Lietvesi Scenic Road (in Puumala), Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Ristikankaan kappeli, and see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Lappeenranta takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Parikkala, Repovesi National Park, Lietvesi Scenic Road
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Hameenlinna (Hame Castle & Aulanko) and World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill (in Kouvola). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiikunlahde, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola, and have fun at Lahti Sports Center.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lahti journey planner .

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hollola, Hameenlinna, World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill
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Aulanko ©
Aulanko
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Laune Central Park ©
Laune Central Park

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