11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
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Lahti
— 3 nights
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas and Tampere City Library, Metso. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Hameenlinna (Palander House, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, &more) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Milavida Museo.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the architecture and design of University of Jyvaskyla, then admire the landmark architecture of Kuokkalan kartano, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Craft Museum of Finland.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Snellman Park, take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor, then examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip maker tool.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna visit site.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Mikkeli

— 1 night
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki, enjoy breathtaking views from Naisvuori Observation Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Infantry Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Park Mikkelipuisto.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli vacation planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and finally admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Lahti

— 3 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Ristinkirkko. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahti: Kouvola (Kouvola City Museum & Model Railroad Museum Kouvola), Vaaksy Canal (in Asikkala) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, examine the collection at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola, and admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lahti online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Lahti, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27: