12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland trip maker

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Elimaki
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Elimaki
— 1 night
Drive
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Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuhmo
— 1 night
Drive
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Suomussalmi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Zurich

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Elimaki

— 1 night
To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Elimaki attractions app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Elimaki is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Zurich to Elimaki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Zurich, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Elimaki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Elimaki

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:
Highlights from your trip

Rantasalmi

— 2 nights
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Church, then take in breathtaking views at Orinoro Gorge, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Heinaveden kirkko.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rantasalmi trip tool.

Traveling by car from Elimaki to Rantasalmi takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Kuhmo

— 1 night
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): view the masterpieces at Kuhmo Arts Centre and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Kuhmo trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Rantasalmi to Kuhmo takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nightlife
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Suomussalmi

— 2 nights
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 stroll through Martinselkonen Wilds Centre. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hossa National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Suomussalmi sightseeing planning tool.

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

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Family-friendly places like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Vapriikin Museokeskus will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Evo Hiking Area. Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Torronsuo National Park in Tammela, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Tampere journey planning app.

You can drive from Suomussalmi to Tampere in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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