22 days in Lakeland Itinerary

22 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Train
8
Lahti
— 4 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Berlin Brandenburg Airport

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria, Hame Castle, &more). Pack the 16th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

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Berlin, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Tampere. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Toivolan Vanha Piha, see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla online trip maker.

You can drive from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

Kuopio

— 2 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, and then explore the stunning scenery at Orinoro Gorge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kuopio trip planner.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Jyvaskyla in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kuopio, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

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, stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park road trip planning app.

Getting from Kuopio to Koli National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 26th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Rapio Mill, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Parikkala Sculpture Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna visit planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

Mikkeli

— 2 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): make a trip to The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, don't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Mannerheim Statue, brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki, take in panoramic vistas at Naisvuori Observation Tower, then don't miss a visit to Kenkavero, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

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). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta online trip builder.

Drive from Mikkeli to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:

Lahti

— 4 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 Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki), Aulanko (in Hameenlinna) and Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area & World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor, take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, and admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lahti trip builder tool.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Lahti sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5: