8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
2
Kuhmo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

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day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip builder site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Savonlinna is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in August; daily highs in Savonlinna reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kuhmo.

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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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night
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wild Taiga and then identify plant and animal life at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Kuhmo trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuhmo takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks Wildlife
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

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night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio road trip planning site .

You can drive from Kuhmo to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. August in Kuopio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

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Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Rauhaniemi Beach and Spas & Wellness. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tampere online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lahti trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.
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Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

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