16 days in Lakeland Itinerary

16 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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16 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Lahti
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Hame Castle in Haemeenlinna, approximately 1h 15 min away. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, and examine the collection at Spy Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary planning website .

Mumbai, India to Tampere is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Tampere. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in October: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 8°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Hame Castle
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kuopio is known for museums, fun & games, nature, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Snellman Park, see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kuopio online vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. October in Kuopio sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Nature
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VB Photographic Centre ©
VB Photographic Centre
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

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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 shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and meet the residents at Korpikeidas.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta trip website .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Lahti Sports Center, see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, then take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, and finally get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahti trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland

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