7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland vacation maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Train
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
4
Ahtari
— 1 night
Drive to Tampere-Pirkkala Airport, Fly to Warsaw Chopin Airport

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Hatanpaa Arboretum make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Hame Castle in Hameenlinna, about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, stop by Hameenkatu, and see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampere travel planner.

Warsaw, Poland to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Warsaw to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Warsaw in July, things will get a bit cooler in Tampere: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 31st (Wed), examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta holiday planner.

Getting from Tampere to Lappeenranta by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna tour planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ahtari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

Ahtari

— 1 night
Ähtäri is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ahtari Zoo.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ahtari tour planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Ahtari takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ahtari

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:
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