12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
5
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Train
6
Lahti
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain 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 29th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere online trip maker.

Minneapolis, USA to Tampere is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 8 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Minneapolis in September: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 58°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 2nd (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and finally ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Kuopio trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Kuopio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in Kuopio are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Koli National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get great views at Rylays Hill, make a trip to Paateri, and then hike along Akka-Koli Hill. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Pielinen, take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally stroll through Paha-Koli Hill.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park trip planner.

Getting from Kuopio to Koli National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 5th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. October in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

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.
On the 6th (Wed), examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and finally make a trip to Lappeenrannan raatihuone.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lappeenranta tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Lahti

— 2 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 7th (Thu), take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, then take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, then see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, and finally see the interesting displays at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum, see the interesting displays at Apulandia, and then enjoy some diversion at Laune Central Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lahti trip planning app.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in October, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8: