12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland trip planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
5
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Train
6
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Vilnius International Airport

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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.
Pack the 30th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tampere visit planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or drive. Traveling from Vilnius in March, things will get little chillier in Tampere: highs are around 3°C and lows about -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

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

Kuopio

— 2 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then explore the world behind art 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 see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio online journey planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Kuopio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, don't miss a visit to Paateri, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and stroll through Paha-Koli Hill.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Koli National Park day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. April in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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

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 6th (Tue): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 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 (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, then admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and finally examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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

Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 8th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola, 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.

Discover how to plan a Lahti trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8: