9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Lahti
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere journey planning site .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Tampere is 2 hours. Traveling from London in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Tampere. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 23rd (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kuopio road trip website .

You can take a train from Tampere to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Headquarters Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, examine the collection at Infantry Museum, then don't miss a visit to Kenkavero, and finally see the interesting displays at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Mannerheim Statue, then stop by Mikkeli Market Place, then examine the collection at Communications Centre Lokki, and finally find something for the whole family at Visulahti.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli vacation planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Mikkeli are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums Theme Parks Shopping
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Headquarters Museum ©
Headquarters Museum
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral
Infantry Museum ©
Infantry Museum

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 27th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally have fun at HopLop Lappeenranta.

To find photos and other tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 28th (Fri), get a sense of history and politics at Lahti City Hall, get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, then take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, and finally examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip planner.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Lahti sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

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

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