15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Lahti
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kouvola
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kuopio
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Tampere
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Lahti City Hall, examine the collection at Lahti Ski Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko, then take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor, and finally examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Lahti Sports Center, then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and finally stop by Trio.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lahti tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Lahti is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In August in Lahti, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Lahti Sports Center ©
Lahti Sports Center
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On the next day, browse the exhibits of Kouvola Model Railroad Museum and then find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kouvola tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Lahti to Kouvola by car takes about an hour. In August, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Lappeenranta is known for historic sites, nature, museums, theme parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, browse the different shops at IsoKristiina, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 12th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna sightseeing planner.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 13th (Mon), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Kuopio War Veteran Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Kuopio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral
Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Rauhaniemi Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see photos and tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip site .

Getting from Kuopio to Tampere by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Beaches
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Room Escape Games

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