13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive
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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: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Hamina Fortress (in Hamina) and Kotka (Sibelius Park, Sapokka Water Garden, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Tainionkosken Church, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip planner.

Helsinki to Lappeenranta is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car 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: Mannerheim Statue (in Mikkeli), Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju) and Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park & Siikalahti Wetland). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and make a trip to Viewing Platform in Puumala.

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. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. 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, then examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kuopio trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Kuopio sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
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), don't miss a visit to 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 · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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: Mantta-Vilppula (Serlachius Museum Gustaf & Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art), Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, take an in-depth tour of Finnish Air Force Museum, gain insight at The Craft Museum of Finland, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

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You can drive from Joensuu to Jyvaskyla in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18: