13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
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Savonlinna
— 3 nights
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Kuopio
— 1 night
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Joensuu
— 2 nights
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Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
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Lappeenranta

— 3 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Kotka (Sibelius Park, Sapokka Water Garden, &more), Hamina Fortress (in Hamina) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta tour itinerary app.

Helsinki to Lappeenranta is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. July in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

Savonlinna

— 3 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park & Siikalahti Wetland), Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju) and Mannerheim Statue (in Mikkeli). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Viewing Platform in Puumala, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna vacation planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kuopio road trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Joensuu

— 2 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 14th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Joensuu Church, admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, hunt for treasures at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), then examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, and finally make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla. Keep things going the next day: join in the after-dark buzz at Taitokortteli and then take in the spiritual surroundings of New Valamo Monastery.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Joensuu road trip app.

Getting from Kuopio to Joensuu by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Joensuu

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Nightlife

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Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Jyvaskyla

— 3 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get out of town with these interesting Jyvaskyla side-trips: Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu), Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari) and Mantta-Vilppula (Serlachius Museum Gustaf & Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, take an in-depth tour of Finnish Air Force Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla trip planner.

You can drive from Joensuu to Jyvaskyla in 3.5 hours. In July in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18: