15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kuopio
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Tampere
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 15th (Sat), make a trip to Musical Fountain, take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, then see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, and finally take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): let the kids burn off some steam at Laune Central Park, see the interesting displays at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, then make a trip to Radio and TV Museum, and finally have fun at Lahti Sports Center.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lahti tour itinerary planner .

London, UK to Lahti is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from London to Lahti, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill
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Radio and TV Museum ©
Radio and TV Museum
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna online attractions planner .

You can drive from Lahti to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stop by Taitokortteli, examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, then hunt for treasures at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Treetop Adventure Park, explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, then don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church, and finally admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Joensuu planning app .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Joensuu in 2 hours. In June in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni ©
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo and RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland. Get in touch with nature at Valkeisenlampi and Snellman Park. And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, have fun at Vainolanniemi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, and get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip planner .

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Kuopio takes 2 hours. In June in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, take in the exciting artwork at Kuokkalan kartano, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tourujoen luontopolku, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and design of University of Jyvaskyla, then stroll through Maki-Matin perhepuisto, then snap pictures at Kuokkalan silta, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Jyvaskylan satama.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Kuopio in June, Jyvaskyla is slightly colder at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Jyvaskylan satama ©
Jyvaskylan satama
The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland
Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano

4
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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Militaria and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rauhaniemi Beach and Viikinsaari Island. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

You can take a train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Haemeenlinna
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

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