18 days in Lakeland Itinerary

18 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland attractions planner

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

— 2 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 Kouvola (Repovesi National Park, World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, &more) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland and take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lahti trip itinerary tool.

Lyon, France to Lahti is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lyon in June, with highs in Lahti at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

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 7th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sammonlahden Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ristikankaan kappeli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally make a trip to Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta route planning app.

You can take a train from Lahti to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In June in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip tool.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:

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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Makravaara Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Kuopio

— 2 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 13th (Sun), ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Satamankulma. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then take in the waterfront at Kuopio Harbor, and finally take in breathtaking views at Orinoro Gorge.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kuopio are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

Jyvaskyla

— 3 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Finnish Air Force Museum, explore the world behind art at Jyvaskyla Art Museum, gain insight at The Craft Museum of Finland, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jyvaskyla online route planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuopio in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Jyvaskyla. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Pack the 18th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, go for a walk through Finlayson Area, and identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21: