8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Lahti
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna visit planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Savonlinna is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in August; daily highs in Savonlinna reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 19th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then make a trip to Satamankulma, and finally get engrossed in the history at Riuttala Farmhouse Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kuopio trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kuopio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 21st (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then go for a walk through Visavuori, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip maker app .

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

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 23rd (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Radio and TV Museum, then see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, then see the interesting displays at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, and finally explore the activities along Pikku Vesijarvi. Here are some ideas for day two: let little ones run wild at Laune Central Park and then examine the collection at Apulandia.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip maker website .

You can take a train from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Pikku Vesijarvi ©
Pikku Vesijarvi
Laune Central Park ©
Laune Central Park

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