7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Venice
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Lahti
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h
End: Venice

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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 24th (Tue): take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, then examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, and finally let little ones run wild at Laune Central Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lahti trip planner .

Venice, Italy to Lahti is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Lahti due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Venice in September: high temperatures in Lahti hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

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Traveling by train from Lahti to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 26th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna day trip planning site .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. September in Kuopio sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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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 28th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and then look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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