15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 4 nights
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Joensuu
— 4 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
4
Lahti
— 3 nights

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Ahtari Zoo in Ahtari--about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere vacation planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. Traveling from Zurich to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in September, expect Tampere to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

4
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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joensuu: Kuopio (Room Escape Games, Puijo Tower, &more), Koli National Park (Pielinen, Paha-Koli Hill, &more) and Savonlinna (Olavinlinna Castle & Savonlinna Provincial Museum). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Paateri and admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Joensuu online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Joensuu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in Joensuu are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

3
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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Explore Lappeenranta's surroundings by going to Lietvesi Scenic Road (in Puumala), Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at Ristikankaan kappeli, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip maker site.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
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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. Get out of town with these interesting Lahti side-trips: Hameenlinna (Hame Castle & Aulanko) and World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill (in Kouvola). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahti day trip site.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Lahti, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
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Aulanko ©
Aulanko
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Laune Central Park ©
Laune Central Park

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