12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Elimaki
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Kuhmo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Suomussalmi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Tampere
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Zurich

1
night
Elimaki

Elimaki ©
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Zurich, Switzerland to Elimaki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Elimaki is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zurich in July: highs in Elimaki hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Elimaki

Wildlife Parks
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

2
nights
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. On the 15th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Church, explore the stunning scenery at Orinoro Gorge, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Heinaveden kirkko.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rantasalmi online visit planner .

You can drive from Elimaki to Rantasalmi in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Heinaveden kirkko, St. George Church, Orinoro Gorge
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
Heinaveden kirkko ©
Heinaveden 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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): listen to music at Kuhmo Arts Centre and then look for all kinds of wild species at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kuhmo road trip website .

Traveling by car from Rantasalmi to Kuhmo takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Shopping Nightlife Museums
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre
Kuhmo Arts Centre ©
Kuhmo Arts Centre

2
nights
Suomussalmi

Suomussalmi ©
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): make a trip to The Silent People and then identify plant and animal life at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Hossa National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Suomussalmi trip builder .

You can drive from Kuhmo to Suomussalmi in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hossa National Park ©
Hossa National Park
The Silent People ©
The Silent People

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Escape the urban bustle at Rauhaniemi Beach and Evo Hiking Area. Step off the beaten path and head to Torronsuo National Park and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tampere trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Suomussalmi to Tampere in 7.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Torronsuo National Park, Evo Hiking Area
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Torronsuo National Park ©
Torronsuo National Park

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