8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland trip 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, see the interesting displays at Lenin Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere day 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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Verona to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Verona in March, things will get cooler in Tampere: highs are around 3°C and lows about -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
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Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 20th (Sat), ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kuopio trip tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, daytime highs in Kuopio are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
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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 21st (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
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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.
On the 22nd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip builder app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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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 23rd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola, take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor, and then examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lahti trip builder site.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Historic Sites

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