15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 3 nights
2
Kuopio
— 2 nights
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
6
Lahti
— 2 nights

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 theme parks. 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 flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. 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 °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
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, thenexamine 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, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, thenpause 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 fly. In July in Kuopio, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °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 Parks
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Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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 °C, while at night they dip to °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
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

1
night
Savonlinna

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, thenexamine 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 °C during the day and °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
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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 Parikkala (Parikkalan kirkko, The Parikkala Sculpture Park, &more), Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). 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. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °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

Side Trips

Parikkala, Woikosken Automuseo, Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

2
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
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, thentake a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, thenexamine 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, thenponder the design of Musical Fountain, thensee 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 °C during the day and °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 Parks
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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Laune Central Park ©
Laune Central Park
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor