7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Lahti
— 1 night
train:  1​h
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, admire the landmark architecture of Aleksanterin Kirkko, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tampere travel planner.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kuopio trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Tampere to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Historic Sites
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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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 15th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 15:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, have some family-friendly fun at Flowpark, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see more things to do and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta driving holiday app .

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Parks, #Nature, #Fun & Games
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 16:
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy some diversion at Lahti Sports Center, see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, then take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, and finally take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lahti trip planner .

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Lahti

#Fun & Games, #Museums, #Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 17:
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Lahti Sports Center ©
Lahti Sports Center
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland

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