15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland tour builder

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 4 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari) and Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna). There's much more to do: try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, Tampere is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

Kuopio

— 2 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Orinoro Gorge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then have fun at Vainolanniemi, and finally admire the natural beauty at Snellman Park.

Plan my day in Kuopio using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Joensuu

— 3 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto (in Lieksa), Koli National Park (Pielinen, Ukko-Koli Hill, &more) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Joensuu Church.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Joensuu day trip website.

You can drive from Kuopio to Joensuu in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Getting from Joensuu to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Kouvola

— 4 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kouvola: Lappeenranta (Lappeenrannan kirkko, Sandcastle Lappeenranta, &more), Motorcycle Museum of Finland (in Lahti) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola, examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Arboretum Mustila.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kouvola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24: