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
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
— 4 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 25th (Mon): examine the collection at Lahti Art Museum, then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, then take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, and finally see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lahti day trip planning tool .

London, UK to Lahti is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. In February, Lahti is little chillier than London - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

#Museums, #Shopping
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally steep yourself in history at Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta road trip planner .

Getting from Lahti to Lappeenranta by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 27th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna travel route website .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Hatanpaa Arboretum make great kid-friendly stops. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tampere Cathedral and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, examine the collection at Postal Museum, stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tampere day trip planning app .

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. In February, daytime highs in Tampere are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Museums, #Parks, #Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral