18 days in Lakeland Itinerary

18 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Train
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Lahti
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Leisnig

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Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, examine the collection at Lenin Museum, and stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere online vacation planner.

Leisnig, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Leisnig to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Leisnig in June; daily highs in Tampere reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:

Jyvaskyla

— 3 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Explore Jyvaskyla's surroundings by going to Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Finnish Air Force Museum, explore the world behind art at Jyvaskyla Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla attractions planning app.

You can drive from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

Before you visit Kuopio, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Kuopio sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Explore Koli National Park's surroundings by going to Joensuu (Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, &more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Koli National Park journey maker website.

Getting from Kuopio to Koli National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. June in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then shop like a local with Savonlinna Market Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Parikkalan kirkko, stroll around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, and finally see the interesting displays at S/S Salama.

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Getting from Koli National Park to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Lappeenranta

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Ristikankaan kappeli, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, then get a sense of history and politics at Lappeenrannan raatihuone, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Lahti

— 2 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Pikku Vesijarvi, then take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, then examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, and finally see the interesting displays at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko and then let little ones run wild at Laune Central Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahti day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30: