8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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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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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna planning app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Savonlinna is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect Savonlinna to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuhmo.

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

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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 look for all kinds of wild species at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuhmo day trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuhmo in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Wildlife Parks
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

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Kuopio

Kuopio
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 7th (Wed), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, and finally explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kuopio trip builder.

You can drive from Kuhmo to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. In August in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

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

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Rauhaniemi Beach. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tampere route planning app.

Take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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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 11th (Sun): admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain and then take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lahti tour planning site.

You can take a train from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Lahti, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. 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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