8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lahti
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas and The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo). Appreciate the collections at Tampere City Library, Metso and Vankilamuseo. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Visavuori in Valkeakoski, approximately Valkeakoski away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, take an in-depth tour of Milavida Museo, and examine the collection at Tampere Mineral Museum.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere online trip itinerary builder.

Minneapolis, USA to Tampere is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in September, with highs in Tampere at 58°F and lows at 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen Luontopolku, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then admire the landmark architecture of Kuokkalan kartano, then stop by Punnitse & Saasta, and finally examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla day trip app.

You can drive from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

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

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

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

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip builder app.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lahti.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor, then see the interesting displays at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, and then see the interesting displays at Radio and TV Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahti travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lahti takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Lahti are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums
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