13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Militaria and then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lahti trip maker app.

Brussels, Belgium to Lahti is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Lahti are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, Museo Militaria
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, then stop by MyGoodKnife, then admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Lappeenranta online trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Lahti to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

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 take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Headquarters Museum, and finally learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki.

Find out how to plan Mikkeli trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Mikkeli by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the bus 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by bus from Mikkeli to Savonlinna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car 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 examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, then admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Joensuu trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Joensuu in 2 hours. In June in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums Parks Shopping
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Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni ©
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni

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 immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally don't miss a visit to Kuopio Harbor.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip maker 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 Parks Nature
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral

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 Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Pack the 5th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tampere travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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 Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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