5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Train:  1 h
1
Lahti
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Helsinki

1
night
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 15th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor, then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and then examine the collection at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko, have fun at Lahti Sports Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola, then see the interesting displays at The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland, and finally learn about winemaking at Pihamaa Estate & Winery.

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Helsinki to Lahti is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Lahti reach -1°C and lows reach -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Asikkala, World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, Church of Hollola
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Ristinkirkko ©
Ristinkirkko
Church of Hollola ©
Church of Hollola
Lahti Sports Center ©
Lahti Sports Center

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), examine the collection at National Police Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and finally examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso.

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Getting from Lahti to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums

Side Trip

The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
Tampere City Library, Metso ©
Tampere City Library, Metso

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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 18th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen Luontopolku, then explore the galleries of Kuokkalan kartano, and finally see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland.

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Traveling by train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland
Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Traveling by train from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December in Kuopio, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games
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Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo

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