13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
1
Lahti
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
3
Suomussalmi
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Lahti planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Lahti is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Lahti is 1 hour. July in Lahti sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Hollola, Arboretum Mustila, World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill
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Lahti Ski Museum ©
Lahti Ski Museum
Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

1
night
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 25th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, and finally make a trip to Lappeen Marian kirkko.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta tour builder site.

Take a train from Lahti to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Museums
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Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo ©
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo

1
night
Suomussalmi

Suomussalmi
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti and then look for all kinds of wild species at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hossa National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Suomussalmi trip planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Suomussalmi in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hossa National Park
Hossa National Park
Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti ©
Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Get outdoors at Orinoro Gorge and Snellman Park. Get some historical perspective at New Valamo Monastery and St. Nikolaos Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, and make a trip to Kuopio Harbor.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kuopio trip itinerary website.

Drive from Suomussalmi to Kuopio in 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Orinoro Gorge, New Valamo Monastery
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New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): look for gifts at Punnitse & Saasta, see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, admire the landmark architecture of Kuokkalan kartano, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Jyvaskyla journey planning app.

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Natural History Museum of Central Finland ©
Natural History Museum of Central Finland
The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland
Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo) and Tampere City Library, Metso will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas and Torronsuo National Park. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and examine the collection at National Police Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

You can take a train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Torronsuo National Park, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Visavuori, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
Tampere City Library, Metso ©
Tampere City Library, Metso

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