14 days in Lakeland Itinerary

14 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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14 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Lahti
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Juuma
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Suomussalmi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Rantasalmi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Tampere
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Zurich

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arboretum Mustila and Vesijärvi harbor. Visiting Vaaksy Canal and Kiikunlahde will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahti: Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala) and Kouvola (World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill & Repovesi National Park). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lahti online trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Lahti is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Zurich to Lahti, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Zurich in June, with highs in Lahti at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Juuma.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kouvola, Hollola, Asikkala, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Vaaksy Canal ©
Vaaksy Canal

1
night
Juuma

Juuma ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Juuma day trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lahti to Juuma. Traveling from Lahti in June, things will get a bit cooler in Juuma: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Juuma

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

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nights
Suomussalmi

Suomussalmi ©
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): make a trip to The Silent People and then look for all kinds of wild species at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Hossa National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Suomussalmi trip planner.

Drive from Juuma to Suomussalmi in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hossa National Park ©
Hossa National Park
The Silent People ©
The Silent People

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Paha-Koli Hill and Pielinen. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma and New Valamo Monastery. When in Joensuu, make a side trip to see Paateri in Lieksa, approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Joensuu tour itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Suomussalmi to Joensuu in 4.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Joensuu are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, New Valamo Monastery, Paateri
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

1
night
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rantasalmi trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Rantasalmi takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature Parks
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rauhaniemi Beach and Torronsuo National Park. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere tour planning app .

Drive from Rantasalmi to Tampere in 4.5 hours. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Torronsuo National Park
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Torronsuo National Park ©
Torronsuo National Park
Spas

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