15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Lahti
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Lahti
— 2 nights
Train
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Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tampere
— 5 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to London Heathrow

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2
nights
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 Arboretum Mustila. Get some cultural insight at Ristinkirkko and Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo. Explore Lahti's surroundings by going to Model Railroad Museum Kouvola (in Kouvola) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola, get interesting insight from Jump Up, and admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain.

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

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

4
nights
Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

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 Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Mikkeli (Kenkavero, Infantry Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, get engrossed in the history at South Karelia Museum, see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum, 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 · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:

2
nights
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. 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

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

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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
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

5
nights
Tampere

Manchester of the North

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 The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. 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 lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at National Police Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 1: