Route & dates
4 days in Lakeland Itinerary
train: 1h 30min
Tampere— 2 nights
Drive: 4h 45min
Savonlinna— 1 night
Drive: 2h 15min
Lappeenranta— 1 day
Manchester of the North
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aleksanterin Kirkko, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.
To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planning site .
Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.
Things to do in Tampere
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The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.On the 14th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.
For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planner .
Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.
Things to do in Savonlinna
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Town of Lindens
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.
To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta online holiday planner .
Drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a train back home.
Things to do in Lappeenranta
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