9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  8​h
1
Lahti
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  7​h
End: Geneva

2
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lahti trip itinerary builder site .

Geneva, Switzerland to Lahti is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Geneva to Lahti due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Geneva in May, things will get slightly colder in Lahti: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Lahti Sports Center ©
Lahti Sports Center
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor
Ristinkirkko ©
Ristinkirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner .

Drive from Lahti to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Market Square ©
Savonlinna Market Square

1
night
Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, then examine the collection at Carelicum, then make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Joensuu trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In May in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Museums Shopping
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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 23rd (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, and then admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kuopio itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Kuopio takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kuopio are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Parks Nature
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Room Escape Games
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rauhaniemi Beach and Viikinsaari Island. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Haemeenlinna to see Museo Militaria about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and let little ones run wild at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto).

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Museo Militaria
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island
Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria

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