15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland holiday planner

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Tampere
— 4 nights
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Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Attractions like Vapriikin Museokeskus and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Hameenlinna (Hame Castle, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and take an in-depth tour of Milavida Museo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tampere online day trip planner.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:

Jyvaskyla

— 2 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen Luontopolku, then brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Kuokkalan kartano, and finally contemplate the long history of Oravivuori Triangulation Tower.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

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 28th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

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You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Lappeenranta

— 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Lappeenranta Fortress and Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God will thrill your kids. Get some historical perspective at Sandcastle Lappeenranta and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lappeenranta: Mikkeli (Infantry Museum, Communications Centre Lokki, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Lappeenrannan raatihuone, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip website.

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Church of Hollola will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Repovesi National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Venture out of the city with trips to Lahti (Vesijärvi harbor, Ristinkirkko, &more). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kouvola Tube Radio Museum.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kouvola online holiday planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4: