7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly + train:  6​h
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Ahtari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Warsaw

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Hame Castle in Hameenlinna, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip planner .

Warsaw, Poland to Tampere is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Warsaw in July: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Hame Castle
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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.
On the 31st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Lappeenranta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Nature Parks
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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 1st (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Ahtari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

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night
Ahtari

Ahtari ©
Ähtäri is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. On the 2nd (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ahtari Zoo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Ahtari trip planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Ahtari by car takes about 4.5 hours. August in Ahtari sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ahtari

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo

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