8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Lahti
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Lahti
— 1 day
Train
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Budapest

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Lahti

— 1 day
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor and then examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lahti planning website.

Budapest, Hungary to Lahti is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Budapest in August, things will get slightly colder in Lahti: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

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 20th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and then relax and rejuvenate at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta visit planning tool.

Getting from Lahti to Lappeenranta by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

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 21st (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna day trip tool.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip builder tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Wildlife
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Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and make a trip to Nasinneula Tower.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Tampere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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