10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  17​h
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Lahti
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get in touch with nature at Rauhaniemi Beach and Viikinsaari Island. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Militaria and Tampere City Library, Metso. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Birthplace of Jean Sibelius in Haemeenlinna--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, take an in-depth tour of Milavida Museo, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere itinerary maker tool .

Detroit, USA to Tampere is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Detroit in August, with highs in Tampere at 68°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hameenlinna
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 5th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, take in the exciting artwork at Kuokkalan kartano, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen luontopolku, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla day trip site .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. 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 take a 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
Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): 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.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Kuopio trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Jyvaskyla in August, Kuopio is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Parks Nature
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, and finally admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Joensuu trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Kuopio to Joensuu in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni ©
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko

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Lahti

Lahti ©
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 in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor, and finally get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahti day trip website .

You can drive from Joensuu to Lahti in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games Parks Museums

Side Trip

World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill
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Lahti Sports Center ©
Lahti Sports Center
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

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