15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  6 h 15 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:  6 h 45 min
End: Hamburg

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of Tampere to go to Hameenlinna and see Hame Castle, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, meet the residents at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere online trip itinerary builder .

Hamburg, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Hamburg to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Tampere is a bit cooler than Hamburg - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Hame Castle
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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Kuopio (Room Escape Games, Puijo Tower, & more), Savonlinna (Olavinlinna Castle & Savonlinna Provincial Museum) and Paateri (in Lieksa). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Pielinen, admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Joensuu trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Tampere to Joensuu in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Kuopio, Savonlinna
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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: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta day trip website .

You can drive from Joensuu to Lappeenranta in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Parikkala, Repovesi National Park
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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahti: Kouvola (Kouvola City Museum, World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, & more) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at Laune Central Park, have fun at Lahti Sports Center, take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, and see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lahti travel route tool .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Lahti by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Kouvola, Arboretum Mustila
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Laune Central Park ©
Laune Central Park
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor

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