8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Lahti
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Mexico City

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hours
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lahti road trip planning website .

Mexico City, Mexico to Lahti is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Mexico City to Lahti due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lahti

#Museums
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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland

1
night
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 (Thu): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Lahti to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Kuopio trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Kuopio are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Fun & Games, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Hame Castle in Haemeenlinna, about 1h 15 min away. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere route planner.

You can take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Hame Castle
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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