15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lahti
— 2 nights
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
3
Puumala
— 1 night
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
6
Kuopio
— 1 night
7
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
8
Tampere
— 4 nights

2
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
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 Asikkala (Vaaksy Canal, Pulkkilanharju Nature Trail, &more) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). Next up on the itinerary: gear up 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

Side Trips

Asikkala, Repovesi National Park
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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): take in the spiritual surroundings of 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 · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko

1
night
Puumala

Puumala ©
On the 14th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Lietvesi Scenic Road, then cruise along Puumalan Lake, 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 · Tours
Find places to stay May 13 — 14:
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Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Puumala wooden church ©
Puumala wooden church

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
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 savor the flavors at 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 · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
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.
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

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
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

Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 19th (Wed), take a memorable tour with Tavinsulka Canoe Day Tours, learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, then take an in-depth tour of 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 · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
Toivolan Vanha Piha
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Spy Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tampere travel route app.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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