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
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
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Milan

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Lahti

Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 14th (Sat), take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor and then examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip builder website.

Milan, Italy to Lahti is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Lahti. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Milan in August, with highs in Lahti at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Lahti to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
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Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 17th (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Jatkankamppa Smoke Sauna.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Spas
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria, Hame Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Moomin Museum, admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Tampere online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kuopio to Tampere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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