13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Lahti
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
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
6
Kuopio
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Militaria and then see the interesting displays at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lahti trip itinerary builder app .

Brussels, Belgium to Lahti is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Lahti due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Museo Militaria, World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill
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Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor
Lahti Sports Center ©
Lahti Sports Center

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, then stop by MyGoodKnife, then don't miss a visit to Lappeen Marian kirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Lahti to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

1
night
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 31st (Fri), don't miss a visit to Kenkavero, examine the collection at Infantry Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Headquarters Museum, and finally learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki.

To find maps and other tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli trip planner .

Drive from Lappeenranta to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums Historic Sites
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Headquarters Museum ©
Headquarters Museum
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral
Kenkavero ©
Kenkavero

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 1st (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Savonlinna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. 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 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
night
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stop by Taitokortteli, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, then explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, and finally admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Joensuu trip planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Joensuu by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Joensuu are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums Parks Shopping
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2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then admire the natural beauty at Snellman Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kuopio trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Joensuu to Kuopio in 2 hours. June in Kuopio sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Nature Parks
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas & Wellness and Tampere City Library, Metso. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary builder website .

Take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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