8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lahti
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly

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Tampere

— 2 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Spy Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary app.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 22nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum, then 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 find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lahti day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

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 23rd (Wed): pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna online visit planner.

You can drive from Lahti to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, then make a trip to Paateri, and finally get great views at Rylays Hill. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In September in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kuopio tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26: