3 days in Lakeland Itinerary

3 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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3 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  4​h
1
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Lahti
— 1 night
train:  1​h
End: Helsinki

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna route planner .

Helsinki to Savonlinna is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

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Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 5th (Wed), get a sense of history and politics at Lahti City Hall, then have fun at Lahti Sports Center, and then take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahti planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lahti in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

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Lahti Sports Center ©
Lahti Sports Center
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor

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