15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland journey planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Lahti
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Lahti
— 2 nights
Train
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Puumala
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Montreal

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Lahti

— 2 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Venture out of the city with trips to Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Asikkala (Vaaksy Canal, Pulkkilanharju Nature Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jump Up, get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, and see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lahti trip maker site.

Montreal, Canada to Lahti is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Lahti is 7 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Montreal in May: high temperatures in Lahti hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 12:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeen Marian kirkko, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and finally see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip builder tool.

You can take a train from Lahti to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Puumala.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:

Puumala

— 1 night
On the 14th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Lietvesi Scenic Road, then explore the activities along Lake Saimaa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puumala wooden church, and finally add some adventure to your tour with Lakeland GTE.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Puumala trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Puumala by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Puumala can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Puumala

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay May 13 — 14:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally shop like a local with Savonlinna Market Square.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna travel route planning website.

You can drive from Puumala to Savonlinna in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:

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 16th (Sun), explore the activities along Pielinen, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill. On your second day here, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, then make a trip to Paateri, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park day trip planning site.

Drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 18th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To find ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio travel route builder site.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay May 17 — 18:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 19th (Wed), get outside with Tavinsulka Canoe Day Tours, see the interesting displays at Finnish Air Force Museum, then see the interesting displays at Toivolan Vanha Piha, and finally examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

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

You can drive from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:

Tampere

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, explore the galleries of Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tampere day trip website.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay May 19 — 23: