15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Chattanooga
Fly:  25​h
1
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Kuopio
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Lahti
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Chattanooga

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 2nd (Sun), savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip maker site .

Chattanooga, USA to Savonlinna is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chattanooga to Savonlinna due to the time zone difference. In June, Savonlinna is cooler than Chattanooga - with highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

1
night
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 4th (Tue), look for gifts at Taitokortteli, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, then explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Joensuu tour website .

Getting from Savonlinna to Joensuu by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

#Museums, #Parks, #Shopping
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2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kuopio journey tool .

You can drive from Joensuu to Kuopio in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Room Escape Games
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

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 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maki-Matin perhepuisto, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kuopio in June since evenings lows in Jyvaskyla dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

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

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rauhaniemi Beach and Spas & Wellness. Visiting Viikinsaari Island and Linna Golf & Country Club will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Haemeenlinna (Museo Militaria & Birthplace of Jean Sibelius). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, get your game on at Portaali VR, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nasi Park.

Before you visit Tampere, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Haemeenlinna
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas & Wellness
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

4
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Step out of the city life by going to Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Explore hidden gems such as Vesijärvi harbor and World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill. There's much more to do: have fun at Lahti Sports Center, examine the collection at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, make a trip to Musical Fountain, and let the kids burn off some steam at Laune Central Park.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lahti trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Tampere to Lahti by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Lahti are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lahti

#Parks, #Nature, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kouvola
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor
Lahti Sports Center ©
Lahti Sports Center

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