21 days in Lakeland Itinerary

21 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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21 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Hamburg
Fly + train:  6​h 15​min
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Kuhmo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Hamburg

5
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Museo Militaria and Tampere City Library, Metso are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Rauhaniemi Beach and Viikinsaari Island. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Haemeenlinna (Sibelius Birthplace & Vankilamuseo). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and steep yourself in history at Hameensilta.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tampere sightseeing planning website .

Hamburg, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Hamburg in June; daily highs in Tampere reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

#Museums, #Parks, #Childrens Museums

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Haemeenlinna
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Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas & Wellness

2
days
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 27th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), view the masterpieces at Kuokkalan kartano, look for gifts at Punnitse & Saasta, then admire the masterpieces at Jyvaskyla Art Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the views from Kuokkalan silta, and finally snap pictures at Karkisten Silta.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Jyvaskyla visit planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Shopping
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The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano

3
days
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Get outdoors at Valkeisenlampi and Saaristokatu. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo and RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, explore the world behind art at VB Photographic Centre, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kuopio travel planner.

You can take a train from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kuhmo itinerary builder .

You can drive from Kuopio to Kuhmo in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuhmo

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

2
days
Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 3rd (Tue), hunt for treasures at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, then make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, then see the interesting displays at Carelicum, and finally stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy. On the next day, kick back and relax at Utra Beach, then kick back and relax at Honkaniemi Beach, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Joensuu trip builder .

Traveling by car from Kuhmo to Joensuu takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums
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1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 5th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

3
days
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Step off the beaten path and head to Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God and Lauritsala Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lappeen Marian kirkko and Lappeenranta Fortress. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, meet the residents at Korpikeidas, admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sammonlahden Church.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo ©
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo

3
days
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Ristinkirkko. Get some cultural insight at Kouvola Model Railroad Museum and Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Lahti (Vesijärvi harbor & Lahti City Hall). On the 10th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Mielakka Ski Center.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Kouvola road trip planning site .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Winter Sports, #Outdoors, #Parks

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Lahti
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Ristinkirkko ©
Ristinkirkko
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor

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