15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland itinerary planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Train
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Lahti
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Vienna International Airport

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tampere day trip app.

Vienna, Austria to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vienna to Tampere due to the time zone difference. In July, Tampere is little chillier than Vienna - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

Kuopio

— 2 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kuopio tour planner.

Getting from Tampere to Kuopio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Koli National Park

— 3 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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Parikkala (Parikkalan kirkko, The Parikkala Sculpture Park, &more) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, and get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

Lahti

— 2 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 10th (Mon), get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, then take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, then examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, then ponder the design of Musical Fountain, then see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Laune Central Park.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Lahti tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Lahti by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Lahti, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11: