16 days in Punkaharju, Puumala & Lahti Itinerary

16 days in Punkaharju, Puumala & Lahti Itinerary

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16 days in Punkaharju, Puumala & Lahti Itinerary

Start: Punkaharju
— 12 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
End: Punkaharju


Punkaharju ©
Punkaharju is a former municipality of Finland. Explore Punkaharju's surroundings by going to Heinavesi (Heinaveden kirkko, New Valamo Monastery, & more), Savonlinna (Savonlinna Provincial Museum, Olavinlinna Castle, & more) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, walk around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Punkaharju trip maker site .

In August, daytime highs in Punkaharju are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 30th (Fri), you're off toPuumala.

Things to do in Punkaharju

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Heinavesi, Parikkala, Kerimaki, Linnansaari National Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church


Puumala ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take a memorable drive along Puumalan Lake, pause for some serene contemplation at Puumala wooden church, cruise along Lietvesi Scenic Road, then snap pictures at Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi, and finally don't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Puumala trip planner.

Traveling by car from Punkaharju to Puumala takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Puumala

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature
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Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Puumala wooden church ©
Puumala wooden church


Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, then see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, and finally have fun at Lahti Sports Center. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, let little ones run wild at Laune Central Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Lahti City Hall.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lahti trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Puumala to Lahti takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius
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Lahti Sports Center ©
Lahti Sports Center
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall