8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Lahti
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Milan

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 9th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas, examine the collection at Moomin Museum, then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampere road trip website .

Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Milan in June: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, and then take in the exciting artwork at Kuokkalan kartano.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla tour planning site .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Shopping
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The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland
Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kuopio Art Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, and finally examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kuopio attractions planner .

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Nature Parks
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 15th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna travel site .

Getting from Kuopio to Savonlinna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lahti.

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

few
hours
Lahti

Lahti
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lahti travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lahti takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daytime highs in Lahti are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums
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