15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lahti
— 2 nights
2
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
4
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
5
Tampere
— 5 nights

2
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Vesijärvi harbor. Get some cultural insight at Ristinkirkko and Woikosken Automuseo. Explore Lahti's surroundings by going to Model Railroad Museum Kouvola (in Kouvola) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's much more to do: head off-road at Jump Up, examine the collection at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahti tour planner.

London, UK to Lahti is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. In July in Lahti, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Kouvola, Woikosken Automuseo, Church of Hollola, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Model Railroad Museum Kouvola ©
Model Railroad Museum Kouvola
Ristinkirkko ©
Ristinkirkko

4
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Get in touch with nature at Repovesi National Park and Saimaa Canal. Get some cultural insight at Lappeenranta Fortress and Wolkoff House Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Mikkeli (Kenkavero, Infantry Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, get engrossed in the history at South Karelia Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta road trip planning website.

You can take a train from Lahti to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Mikkeli, Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 25th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planner.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

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 27th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla day trip website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Jyvaskyla takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
Toivolan Vanha Piha
The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Take a break from the city and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Vankilamuseo). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the world behind art at Maltinranta Artcenter.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Tampere by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Kangasala, Visavuori
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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