15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland trip planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Train
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Lahti
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Telluride

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Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Finlayson Church and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas and Tampere Mineral Museum capture your imagination. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and Sauna, take an in-depth tour of Milavida Museo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tampere itinerary maker app.

Telluride, USA to Tampere is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Telluride to Tampere, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:

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 23rd (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland and then see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Jyvaskyla travel planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

Mikkeli

— 2 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for gifts at Stella, examine the collection at Communications Centre Lokki, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Infantry Museum and then contemplate the long history of The Astuvansalmi rock paintings.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Mikkeli travel planner.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Mikkeli by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

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 26th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna road trip tool.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Savonlinna in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

Lappeenranta

— 2 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.
On the 27th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: soothe aching muscles at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola, then take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip maker app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Lahti

— 2 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola and then take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahti online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Lahti, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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