8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland journey planner

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Train to Venezia Mestre Station, Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Train
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Lahti
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Verona

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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.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Verona, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Verona in July: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 70°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio day trip planning website.

You can drive from Tampere to Kuopio in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

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 16th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna day trip site.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

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 17th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola, take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, and then see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lahti journey maker website.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Historic Sites

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