17 days in Lakeland Itinerary

17 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Start: Colmar
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h 30 min
1
Lahti
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Tampere
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  9 h
End: Colmar

1
day
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 25th (Fri), let little ones run wild at Laune Central Park, thenhave fun at Lahti Sports Center, thenexamine the collection at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lahti tour itinerary planner.

Colmar, France to Lahti is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Colmar to Lahti. Traveling from Colmar in October, things will get little chillier in Lahti: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games Parks Museums
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Lahti Sports Center ©
Lahti Sports Center
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor
Laune Central Park ©
Laune Central Park

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wolkoff House Museum and Lauritsala Church. Explore Lappeenranta's surroundings by going to Kouvola (World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill & Repovesi National Park). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta driving holiday planning website.

You can take a train from Lahti to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kouvola
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 29th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary website.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 30th (Wed), look for gifts at Taitokortteli, thenexamine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, thenadmire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at Treetop Adventure Park. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, kick back and relax at Honkaniemi Beach, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Joensuu journey planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Joensuu by car takes about 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni ©
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Valkeisenlampi and St. Nikolaos Cathedral. The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kuopio trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Kuopio takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Room Escape Games
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, thenwalk around Maki-Matin perhepuisto, thenget a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen Luontopolku, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Jyvaskyla, see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Kuokkalan kartano.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Shopping
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Natural History Museum of Central Finland ©
Room Escape Games
Maki-Matin perhepuisto
Maki-Matin perhepuisto

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 Rauhaniemi Beach and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Museo Militaria). Pack the 7th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Hameenlinna
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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