9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Lahti
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  8​h
End: Barcelona

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 7th (Tue), admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, then take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor, and finally examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahti trip itinerary maker website .

Barcelona, Spain to Lahti is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In August, Lahti is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta online vacation 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 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna vacation maker site .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 10th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kuopio online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Hatanpaa Arboretum. We've included these beaches for you: Rauhaniemi Beach and Suolijarvi Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and examine the collection at National Police Museum.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere travel website .

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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