21 days in Lakeland Itinerary

21 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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21 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Lahti
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Kuopio
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Tampere
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Vienna

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Explore Lahti's surroundings by going to Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Kouvola (World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, & more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, and have fun at Lahti Sports Center.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip builder app .

Vienna, Austria to Lahti is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Vienna to Lahti, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Vienna in July, with highs in Lahti at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Kouvola, Arboretum Mustila, Church of Hollola
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Parikkala Sculpture Park (in Parikkala), Anjan Puisto (in Mikkeli) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Ristikankaan kappeli, and see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta route maker app .

Getting from Lahti to Lappeenranta by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Anjan Puisto, The Parikkala Sculpture Park, Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Go for a jaunt from Joensuu to Lieksa to see Paateri about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Pielinen, make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, and admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Joensuu trip itinerary site .

Getting from Savonlinna to Joensuu by car takes about 2 hours. July in Joensuu sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Paateri
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Snellman Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally have fun at Vainolanniemi.

To plan Kuopio vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Joensuu to Kuopio by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Nature Parks
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

3
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jyvaskyla: Pyha-Hakki National Park (in Saarijarvi) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, get engrossed in the history at Toivolan Vanha Piha, take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen luontopolku, and stop by Punnitse & Saasta.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla road trip planning tool .

Getting from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Pyha-Hakki National Park, Ahtari Zoo
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Room Escape Games

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Hameenlinna (Aulanko & Hame Castle). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Haralanharju Tower
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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