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:  3​h
4
Lahti
— 2 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rauhaniemi Beach and The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo). Museum-lovers will appreciate Tampere City Library, Metso and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, & more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Police Museum, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner .

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 26th (Wed), examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kuopio trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Kuopio sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

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 27th (Thu): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna road trip app .

Drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

2
nights
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 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola, then get a sense of history and politics at Lahti City Hall, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Evo Hiking Area, then take some stellar pictures from Radio and TV Museum, and then examine the collection at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Lahti day trip planner .

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 June, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Evo Hiking Area, Church of Hollola
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Lahti Ski Museum ©
Lahti Ski Museum
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Church of Hollola ©
Church of Hollola

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