8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  21​h
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Lahti
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere journey planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Tampere is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 10 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in November: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 37°F and lows are around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kuopio online trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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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 18th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

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You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 35°F during the day and 29°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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 19th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in November, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Museums
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahti day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Shopping
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

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