17 days in Lakeland Itinerary

17 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Drive to Strasbourg Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Lahti
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Lahti
— 1 day
Train
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
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Train to Helsinki, Fly to Zurich, Train to Colmar

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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, then have fun at Lahti Sports Center, then examine 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 · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:

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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

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 Repovesi National Park and World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta online visit planner.

You can take a train from Lahti to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:

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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, then step 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. 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 · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:

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Joensuu

Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 30th (Wed), join in the after-dark buzz at Taitokortteli, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, then admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, and finally whizz through the canopy 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, take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, then kick back and relax at Honkaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church, and finally make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Joensuu sightseeing planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Joensuu by car takes about 2 hours. October in Joensuu sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Puijo Tower and Kuopio Market City Hall. There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Kuopio Art Museum, examine the collection at VB Photographic Centre, and explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio online journey planner.

You can drive from Joensuu to Kuopio in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:

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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, then walk around Maki-Matin perhepuisto, then get 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, then brush 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 · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

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 Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. 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. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

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You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Tampere are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9: