8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Lahti
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Pack the 22nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tampere journey app.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, go for a walk through Tourujoen Luontopolku, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jyvaskyla travel planning website.

You can take a train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Room Escape Games

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 26th (Sun), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kuopio trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 27th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Nature Parks
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

1
night
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 29th (Wed): enjoy some diversion at Lahti Sports Center, get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, then take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, and finally see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lahti road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Lahti sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games Museums Shopping
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Lahti Sports Center ©
Lahti Sports Center
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor

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