16 days in Punkaharju, Puumala & Lahti Itinerary

16 days in Punkaharju, Puumala & Lahti Itinerary

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Punkaharju
— 12 nights
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Puumala
— 1 night
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Lahti
— 2 nights

12
nights
Punkaharju

Punkaharju ©
Punkaharju is a former municipality of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punkaharju: Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi), Savonlinna (Savonlinna Provincial Museum, Olavinlinna Castle, &more) and Heinavesi (Heinaveden kirkko, New Valamo Monastery, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, take in the history at Salpa Line, and pause for some serene contemplation at Tohmajarven kirkko.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Punkaharju trip planner.

In August, daily temperatures in Punkaharju can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Puumala on the 30th (Fri).

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

1
night
Puumala

Puumala ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): cruise 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 see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Puumala trip planner.

Drive from Punkaharju to Puumala in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough 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

2
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, then take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor, then examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, and finally have fun at Lahti Sports Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, let the kids burn off some steam at Laune Central Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Lahti City Hall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahti road trip app.

You can drive from Puumala to Lahti in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games · Parks · Museums

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
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor