12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Train
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Lahti
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Vilnius

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, see the interesting displays at Lenin Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tampere online travel route planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

Kuopio

— 2 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, examine the collection at VB Photographic Centre, then examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Koli National Park holiday app.

Drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 6th (Fri), look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna road trip planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Outdoors · Museums · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

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 7th (Sat): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola, then see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and finally examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lahti trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Lahti sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8: