9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Lahti
— 1 day
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  22​h 45​min
End: New York City

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day
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 20th (Sat): stop by Trio, examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and finally see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lahti trip tool .

New York City, USA to Lahti is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get little chillier in Lahti: highs are around 45°F and lows about 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Lappeenranta.

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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Lahti Ski Museum ©
Lahti Ski Museum
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

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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 21st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta journey planner.

You can take a train from Lahti to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in April, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 22nd (Mon), examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Kuokkalan kartano, then brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

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Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Jyvaskyla takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Tampere.

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Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano
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Finnish Air Force Museum

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Let the collections at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Sarkanniemi Theme Park capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tampere Cathedral and Galleria Ronga. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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

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