8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Wroclaw
Fly + train:  8​h 15​min
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
4
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Lahti
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Wroclaw

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and then see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On your second day here, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Wroclaw, Poland to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wroclaw to Tampere. In September, Tampere is slightly colder than Wroclaw - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 19th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

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Getting from Tampere to Kuopio by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary website .

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. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time 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.
On the 21st (Sat), examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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

2
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Laune Central Park, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, then take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, and finally examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola, enjoy some diversion at Lahti Sports Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Lahti sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Church of Hollola
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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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