9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Lahti
— 1 day
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Columbus

1
day
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 29th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko, see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum, then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and finally see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahti online vacation planner .

Columbus, USA to Lahti is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Columbus in June, with highs in Lahti at 66°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Ristinkirkko ©
Ristinkirkko
Lahti Ski Museum ©
Lahti Ski 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.
On the 30th (Sun), explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta online holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Lahti to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 1st (Mon), appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip builder tool .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then perfect your strike at Entertainment Center IsoCee, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Relax by the water at Rauhaniemi Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tampere Cathedral and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Traveling by train from Kuopio to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©

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