10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland journey planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive
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Lahti
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Detroit

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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Take a break from the city and head to Rauhaniemi Beach and Viikinsaari Island. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Militaria and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Step out of Tampere to go to Hameenlinna and see Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take an in-depth tour of Milavida Museo, and look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip maker site.

Detroit, USA to Tampere is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. In August, Tampere is a bit cooler than Detroit - with highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 5th (Mon), examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, admire the landmark architecture of Kuokkalan kartano, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then stroll around Tourujoen Luontopolku, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla visit planning site.

Getting from Tampere to Jyvaskyla by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:

Kuopio

— 2 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kuopio trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Jyvaskyla in August, Kuopio is a bit warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Joensuu

— 1 night
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 8th (Thu), examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

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

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In August in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

Lahti

— 2 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): enjoy some diversion at Lahti Sports Center, then ponder the design of Musical Fountain, then take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, and finally contemplate the long history of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lahti online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Joensuu to Lahti in 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10: