8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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

2
nights
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 15th (Sat): admire the striking features of Lahti City Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lahti online itinerary planner .

Hamburg, Germany to Lahti is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Hamburg in September: high temperatures in Lahti hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Repovesi National Park
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland

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 18th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta day trip planning app .

You can take a train from Lahti to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Popular historic sites such as Tampere Cathedral and Hame Castle are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aleksanterin Kirkko.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Hame Castle
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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