12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Mikkeli
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Kuhmo
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
9
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Brussels

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 28th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, stroll through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then see the interesting displays at Kouvola Tube Radio Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Main Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Kouvola is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay May 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Pyhan Ristin kirkko ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Kouvola Tube Radio Museum ©
Kouvola Tube Radio Museum

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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 29th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, see the interesting displays at Saimaa Kanal Museum, don't miss a visit to Lappeen Marian kirkko, get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo ©
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo
Saimaa Kanal Museum ©
Saimaa Kanal Museum

1
night
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Headquarters Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, explore the world behind art at Mikkelin Taidemuseo, then examine the collection at Infantry Museum, and finally make a trip to Kenkavero.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mikkeli online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Headquarters Museum ©
Headquarters Museum
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral
Infantry Museum ©
Infantry Museum

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 31st (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, then contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

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Getting from Mikkeli to Savonlinna by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

1
night
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 1st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, then don't miss a visit to Joensuu Church, and finally look for gifts at Taitokortteli.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Joensuu trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Savonlinna to Joensuu in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni ©
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko

1
night
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wild Taiga and then identify plant and animal life at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kuhmo journey planning tool.

Getting from Joensuu to Kuhmo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 3rd (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then admire the masterpieces at Kuopio Art Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

Planning Kuopio trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Kuhmo to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Nature Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Kuokkalan kartano, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then stroll around Maki-Matin perhepuisto, and finally examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Jyvaskyla fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Jyvaskyla when traveling from Kuopio in June, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum of Central Finland ©
Natural History Museum of Central Finland
The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland
Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, examine the collection at Tampere Mineral Museum, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and finally examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Maltinranta Artcenter, then get engrossed in the history at Milavida Museo, then examine the collection at National Police Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

You can take a train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Tampere City Library, Metso ©
Tampere City Library, Metso
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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