8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Lahti
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: London

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Appreciate the collections at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Tampere Art Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampere Cathedral. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Lenin Museum, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

To see where to stay and tourist information, use the Tampere online travel planner .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Traveling from London in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tampere, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 7th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla online trip planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 8th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can 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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Lappeenrannan raatihuone.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Lappeenrannan raatihuone ©
Lappeenrannan raatihuone

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Lahti Ski Museum, then see the interesting displays at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, then make a trip to Musical Fountain, and finally see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lahti trip builder .

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Lahti, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums
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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Lahti Ski Museum ©
Lahti Ski Museum
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

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