7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna road trip planner .

London, UK to Savonlinna is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Savonlinna. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Savonlinna at 1°C and lows at -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

1
night
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, make a trip to Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, then see the interesting displays at Carelicum, and finally stop by Taitokortteli.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Joensuu trip site .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Joensuu in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Joensuu are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

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Taitokortteli ©
Taitokortteli
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma
Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market) ©
Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market)

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night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio travel tool .

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Kuopio takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

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night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then view the masterpieces at Kuokkalan kartano, and finally stop by Viherlandia.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla online trip maker .

You can take a train from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

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The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland
Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano
Viherlandia ©
Viherlandia

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 16th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and finally examine the collection at Moomin Museum. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Hameenkatu, take in the views from Hameensilta, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampere holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Tampere, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampere City Library, Metso ©
Tampere City Library, Metso

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