15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Lahti
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Lahti
— 3 nights
Train
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Suomussalmi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Train to Helsinki, Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bournemouth

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Lahti

— 3 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Jump Up. Visiting Arboretum Mustila and Vaaksy Canal will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahti: Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki), Model Railroad Museum Kouvola (in Kouvola) and Evo Hiking Area (in Hameenlinna). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola, see the interesting displays at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, and let the kids burn off some steam at Laune Central Park.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lahti visit planning website.

Bournemouth, UK to Lahti is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Bournemouth to Lahti, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Lahti are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:

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 16th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko, get engrossed in the history at South Karelia Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lappeenranta using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from Lahti to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 17th (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary app.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Outdoors · Museums · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:

Koli National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): hike along Paha-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, and then get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 18:

Suomussalmi

— 2 nights
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): stroll through Martinselkonen Wilds Centre and then don't miss a visit to The Silent People. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Hossa National Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Suomussalmi trip maker app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Suomussalmi in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

Kuopio

— 2 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Kuopion Automuseoon, then examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Orinoro Gorge, see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally take in the waterfront at Kuopio Harbor.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Suomussalmi to Kuopio takes 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kuopio are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 23rd (Wed), take a tour by water with Lake Paijanne Cruises, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then don't miss a visit to University of Jyvaskyla, and finally examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuopio in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Jyvaskyla. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 23:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo) and Rauhaniemi Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Viikinsaari Island and Torronsuo National Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

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Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26: