8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tampere Cathedral and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. For shopping fun, head to Tallipihan Suklaapuoti or Galleria Ronga. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip tool .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Tampere is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Tampere is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Copenhagen in March: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 3°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

1
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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 (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna day trip website .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Prisma, then see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum, then stop by MyGoodKnife, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at IsoKristiina, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Shopping Museums Parks
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MyGoodKnife ©
MyGoodKnife
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

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night
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 23rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum, examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and finally look for gifts at Trio.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lahti tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Lahti by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Lahti are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Lahti Ski Museum ©
Lahti Ski Museum

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