5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
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Tampere
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Tallinn

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tampere journey maker tool .

Tallinn, Estonia to Tampere is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kuopio.

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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio online route planner .

Getting from Tampere to Kuopio by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna vacation planning website .

Getting from Kuopio to Savonlinna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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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 27th (Mon): enjoy some diversion at Lahti Sports Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Pikku Vesijarvi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lahti holiday site .

Getting from Savonlinna to Lahti by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

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

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