8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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

1
day
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 8th (Sat): let the kids burn off some steam at Laune Central Park, have fun at Lahti Sports Center, then examine the collection at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, and finally take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lahti online day trip planner .

London, UK to Lahti is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Lahti due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Lahti are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games Museums Parks
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Lahti Sports Center ©
Lahti Sports Center
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor
Laune Central Park ©
Laune Central Park

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 9th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna route planner.

You can drive from Lahti to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): try out the rides at Treetop Adventure Park, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, then stop by Taitokortteli, and finally admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Joensuu trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Joensuu in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums Theme Parks Tours
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Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma
Taitokortteli ©
Taitokortteli

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nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio online trip maker .

Getting from Joensuu to Kuopio by car takes about 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Parks Nature
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 13th (Thu), look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tampere route planning website .

You can take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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