15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland trip planner

©
Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Lahti
1
Lahti
— 1 night
Train
2
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
6
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
7
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to London Heathrow

S M T W T F S
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko and then let the kids burn off some steam at Laune Central Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Lahti Ski Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola, then don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain, then examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lahti visit planner.

London, UK to Lahti is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. July in Lahti sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lappeenranta: Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip planner.

You can take a train from Lahti to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Rapio Mill, stroll around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Siikalahti Wetland.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna travel route tool.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 26th (Mon), trek along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, then stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, and finally explore the activities along Pielinen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, don't miss a visit to Paateri, then trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip website.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio holiday builder site.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, then see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Hame Castle, &more). Pack the 30th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

Plan a trip to Tampere easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2: