16 days in Lakeland Itinerary

16 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Suomussalmi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lahti
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Kelowna

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Rauhaniemi Beach and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Tampere City Library, Metso. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Vankilamuseo in Hameenlinna, approximately Hameenlinna away. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Finlayson Area, see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), and pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere vacation planning app.

Kelowna, Canada to Tampere is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. September in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:

Suomussalmi

— 2 nights
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. On the 6th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Hossa National Park. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti and then stroll through Martinselkonen Wilds Centre.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Suomussalmi day trip website.

Getting from Tampere to Suomussalmi by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

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

Sotkamo

— 2 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 8th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Hiukka and then get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sotkamo road trip site.

Traveling by car from Suomussalmi to Sotkamo takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

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.
On the 10th (Fri), hike along Paha-Koli Hill and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park online trip planner.

Getting from Sotkamo to Koli National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Kuopio

— 3 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo and Kuopion Korttelimuseo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like New Valamo Monastery and Kuopion Automuseo. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland and explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kuopio trip planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

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 14th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kuopio to Savonlinna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lahti vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Savonlinna to Lahti by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Lahti are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16: