15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Lahti
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: London

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rauhaniemi Beach and Portaali VR. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, let little ones run wild at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, and have some family-friendly fun at Irti Maasta Tampere.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere online vacation planner .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

1
night
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 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally stroll through Maki-Matin perhepuisto.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla route builder site .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

#Museums, #Parks, #Fun & Games
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The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Vainolanniemi. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kuopio day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kuopio are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Parks, #Museums, #Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

1
night
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joensuu Church, take a memorable tour with Treetop Adventure Park, then look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, then don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, and finally see the interesting displays at Carelicum.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Joensuu trip planner.

Drive from Kuopio to Joensuu in 2 hours. July in Joensuu sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

#Tours, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Carelicum ©
Carelicum
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna day trip app .

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korpikeidas, then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, and finally enjoy some diversion at HopLop Lappeenranta.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
HopLop Lappeenranta ©
HopLop Lappeenranta

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Step off the beaten path and head to Repovesi National Park and Kouvola Model Railroad Museum. Step out of Lahti with an excursion to World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill in Kouvola--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at Lahti Sports Center, explore the activities along Pikku Vesijarvi, let little ones run wild at Laune Central Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lahti sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

#Parks, #Nature, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kouvola
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Lahti Sports Center ©
Lahti Sports Center
Kouvola Model Railroad Museum ©
Kouvola Model Railroad Museum

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