21 days in Lakeland Itinerary

21 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
Drive:  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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahti: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Kouvola (World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, enjoy some diversion at Lahti Sports Center, let little ones run wild at Laune Central Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lahti attractions planner.

Vienna, Austria to Lahti is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, Lahti is little chillier than Vienna - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Kouvola, Arboretum Mustila, Church of Hollola
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Laune Central Park ©
Laune Central Park
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: The Parikkala Sculpture Park (in Parikkala), Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Anjan Puisto (in Mikkeli). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lappeenranta driving holiday site.

Take a train from Lahti to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Savonlinna travel route builder site.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Paateri (in Lieksa) and Koli National Park (Pielinen, Paha-Koli Hill, &more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden and don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Joensuu trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Joensuu in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, thenexamine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, thensee the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kuopio sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Joensuu to Kuopio in 2 hours. In July in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car 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: Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari) and Pyha-Hakki National Park (in Saarijarvi). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Finnish Air Force Museum, see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Jyvaskyla trip simple and quick.

Drive from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Ahtari Zoo, Pyha-Hakki National Park
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Hameenlinna (Aulanko & Hame Castle). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough 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 ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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