15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hamburg
Fly + Train:  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 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere sightseeing site.

Hamburg, Germany 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 Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hamburg in September; daily highs in Tampere reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Hame Castle
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Room Escape Games

4
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Kuopio (Room Escape Games, Puijo Tower, &more), Savonlinna (Olavinlinna Castle & Savonlinna Provincial Museum) and Koli National Park (Pielinen, Paha-Koli Hill, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Paateri and admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Joensuu online itinerary planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Kuopio, Savonlinna
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lappeenranta: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, and look for gifts at MyGoodKnife.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta planner.

Getting from Joensuu to Lappeenranta by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 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: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Kouvola (Kouvola City Museum, World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor, get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and enjoy some diversion at Lahti Sports Center.

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You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

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