18 days in Lakeland Itinerary

18 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland vacation planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Lahti
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Lahti
— 3 nights
Train
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
5
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Tampere
— 5 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Brussels

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Lahti

— 3 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Explore Lahti's surroundings by going to Aulanko (in Hameenlinna) and Kouvola (World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at Laune Central Park, see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola, and take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lahti journey builder tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Lahti is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Lahti. In July in Lahti, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Lappeenranta

— 3 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Change things up with a short trip to Repovesi National Park in Kouvola (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and soothe aching muscles at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta road trip app.

Take a train from Lahti to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 17th (Sun), stroll through Siikalahti Wetland and then walk around The Parikkala Sculpture Park. On the next day, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio online trip maker.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Kuopio are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Jyvaskyla

— 3 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Take a break from Jyvaskyla with a short trip to Ahtari Zoo in Ahtari, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Finnish Air Force Museum, get engrossed in the history at Toivolan Vanha Piha, deepen your understanding at The Craft Museum of Finland, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

Tampere

— 5 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria & Hame Castle). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, look for gifts at Hameenkatu, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip site.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 27: