19 days in Lakeland Itinerary

19 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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19 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Hannover
Fly + Train:  12​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
6
Lahti
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Hannover

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of the city life by going to Rauhaniemi Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas and Spas & Wellness. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, examine the collection at Emil Aaltosen Museo, take an in-depth tour of Milavida Museo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find reviews and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

Hannover, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Hannover to Tampere is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hannover in July, with highs in Tampere at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tourujoen luontopolku, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then shop like a local with Kuokkalan kartano, and finally examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, stroll through Maki-Matin perhepuisto, then look for gifts at Punnitse & Saasta, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla trip planner .

Getting from Tampere to Jyvaskyla by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Shopping
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Get outdoors at Valkeisenlampi and Snellman Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo and Room Escape Games. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and take in the waterfront at Kuopio Harbor.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In July in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Nature Parks
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

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 19th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planner .

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 July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) 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

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God and Lappeen Marian kirkko. Visiting Repovesi National Park and Saimaa Canal will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

4
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Get outdoors at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Evo Hiking Area. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahti: Haemeenlinna (Hame Castle & Museo Militaria). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, ponder the design of Musical Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko, and admire the striking features of Lahti City Hall.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lahti itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lahti are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Kouvola
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Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Evo Hiking Area ©
Evo Hiking Area

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