9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Berlin

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Lenin Museum. Visit Rauhaniemi Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta for some beach relaxation. Step out of Tampere to go to Hameenlinna and see Hame Castle, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip planning tool .

Berlin, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Berlin to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Hame Castle
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
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, see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally get engrossed in the history at Finnish Air Force Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
Toivolan Vanha Piha

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kuopio vacation builder website .

You can take a train from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites Museums
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Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip builder app .

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 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
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at 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 find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta tour planning tool .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Lahti Ski Museum, see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, then take some stellar pictures from Radio and TV Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lahti road trip planning website .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Lahti by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church of Hollola
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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Lahti Ski Museum ©
Lahti Ski Museum
Church of Hollola ©
Church of Hollola

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