14 days in Lakeland Itinerary

14 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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14 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Brussels
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Lahti
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Kuhmo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Kuopio
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Brussels

2
days
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): explore the engaging exhibits at Kouvola Model Railroad Museum, take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and then take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip itinerary builder website .

Brussels, Belgium to Lahti is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Lahti. July in Lahti sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lahti

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Historic Sites

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Kouvola
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Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor
Lahti Sports Center ©
Lahti Sports Center

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 2nd (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planner .

You can 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 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
days
Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 3rd (Fri), examine the collection at Carelicum, make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, then make a trip to Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), and finally look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Iso Myy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): look for gifts at Taitokortteli, then admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, then enjoy the sand and surf at Honkaniemi Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Utra Beach.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Joensuu tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Joensuu in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Joensuu

#Parks, #Shopping, #Outdoors
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Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla
Taitokortteli ©
Taitokortteli

1
day
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. On the 5th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Taiga and then identify plant and animal life at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuhmo trip planner .

You can drive from Joensuu to Kuhmo in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kuhmo

#Parks, #Wildlife
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

3
days
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and St. Nikolaos Cathedral. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kuopio trip builder tool .

Getting from Kuhmo to Kuopio by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Parks
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

1
day
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 9th (Thu): snap pictures at Karkisten Silta, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then browse the exhibits of Kuokkalan kartano, and finally see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla online holiday planner .

You can take a train from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuopio in August, Jyvaskyla is slightly colder at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

#Museums, #Fun & Games
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The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland
Room Escape Games
Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano

3
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas & Wellness and Vanha Kirkko. Step out of Tampere to go to Haemeenlinna and see Museo Militaria, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, examine the collection at Moomin Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tampere travel route builder .

You can take a train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Theme Parks

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Museo Militaria
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Spas & Wellness
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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