9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Train
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Lahti
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Berlin Brandenburg Airport

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visit Rauhaniemi Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta for some beach relaxation. Your inner history buff will appreciate Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Hame Castle in Hameenlinna--about 1h 5 min away. Pack the 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tampere online trip maker.

Berlin, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 20th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, then see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jyvaskyla trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 21st (Sun), ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Kuopio tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kuopio are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristikankaan kappeli, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip builder.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. July in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum, examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, then see the interesting displays at Radio and TV Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Lahti trip planner.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24: