12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland itinerary planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Lahti
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Lahti
— 1 day
Train
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Frankfurt

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Lahti

— 1 day
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Kiikunlahde, then take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, and then examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lahti trip itinerary maker app.

Frankfurt, Germany to Lahti is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in June, expect Lahti to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:

Lappeenranta

— 3 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Venture out of the city with trips to Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park & Siikalahti Wetland). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta tour planner.

Traveling by train from Lahti to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip maker.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 27:

Koli National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park journey builder tool.

Drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. June in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and finally soothe aching muscles at Jatkankamppa Smoke Sauna.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kuopio road trip website.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 30th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Toivolan Vanha Piha, see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla trip planning site.

Drive from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuopio in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Jyvaskyla, with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hameenlinna (Hame Castle & Palander House). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, and laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4: