19 days in Lakeland Itinerary

19 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 4 nights
2
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
3
Kuopio
— 3 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
6
Lahti
— 4 nights

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Hatanpaa Arboretum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vapriikin Museokeskus and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, examine the collection at National Police Museum, get engrossed in the history at Milavida Museo, and admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter.

For maps and tourist information, read Tampere tour planner.

Hannover, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hannover to Tampere. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Hannover in July; daily highs in Tampere reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
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. Kick 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, thenadmire the striking features of Kuokkalan kartano, and finally see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, thenwalk around Maki-Matin perhepuisto, thenstop by Punnitse & Saasta, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla road trip site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Shopping
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Natural History Museum of Central Finland ©
Natural History Museum of Central Finland
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Puijo Tower and Room Escape Games. Get some cultural insight at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland and St. Nikolaos Cathedral. There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kuopio Art Museum, and examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kuopio vacation planner.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kuopio are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Parks Nature
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland
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, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna tour planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lappeenranta Fortress and Saimaa Canal. Kids will appreciate attractions like Repovesi National Park and Sandcastle Lappeenranta. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko, examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo.

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Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

4
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Attractions like World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo Militaria and Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo. Get out of town with these interesting Lahti side-trips: Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Hame Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko, get a sense of history and politics at Lahti City Hall, and don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain.

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Getting from Lappeenranta to Lahti by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Lahti, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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