15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland tour planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 4 nights
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Suomussalmi
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Suomussalmi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Train
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Lahti
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Cluj-Napoca

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Bring the kids along to Hatanpaa Arboretum and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, see the interesting displays at National Police Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary builder website.

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Tampere is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca in August, expect Tampere to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:

Suomussalmi

— 2 nights
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre and then don't miss a visit to The Silent People. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Hossa National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Suomussalmi sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Suomussalmi takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): hike along Paha-Koli Hill, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then explore the activities along Pielinen, and finally trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uhrihalkeama, don't miss a visit to Paateri, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Akka-Koli Hill.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip builder.

Getting from Suomussalmi to Koli National Park by car takes about 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna online travel planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

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 12th (Thu): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta vacation planner.

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 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Lahti

— 3 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Explore hidden gems such as Repovesi National Park and World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahti: Model Railroad Museum Kouvola (in Kouvola) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, have fun at Laune Central Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Lahti road trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15: