22 days in Lakeland Itinerary

22 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Lahti
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Lahti
— 2 nights
Train
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Suomussalmi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 5 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Calgary

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Lahti

Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. You'll discover tucked-away gems like World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Ristinkirkko. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahti: Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area & Model Railroad Museum Kouvola) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, let the kids burn off some steam at Laune Central Park, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lahti trip maker website.

Calgary, Canada to Lahti is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Calgary in July, you will find days in Lahti are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Repovesi National Park and Lappeenranta Fortress. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, and get engrossed in the history at South Karelia Museum.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta itinerary planner.

Getting from Lahti to Lappeenranta by train takes about 2 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

2
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Mikkeli

Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 14th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Communications Centre Lokki, take some stellar pictures from Naisvuori Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Infantry Museum, then don't miss a visit to Kenkavero, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Mikkelin Taidemuseo. Here are some ideas for day two: get a tailor-made plan with Lakeland GTE, then don't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala, and then steep yourself in history at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mikkeli trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Mikkeli to Savonlinna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

2
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Suomussalmi

Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre and then head outdoors with Hossan Lomakeskus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Suomussalmen Kotiseutumuseo, don't miss a visit to The Silent People, and then learn about all things military at Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Suomussalmi sightseeing planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Suomussalmi by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

3
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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Puijo Tower and Kuopio Harbor. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuopio: Varkaus (Varkaus Water Tower Terrace & Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo) and Heinavesi (New Valamo Monastery & Heinaveden kirkko). And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, and see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kuopio, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Suomussalmi to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

2
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Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 22nd (Thu), take in the architecture and design of University of Jyvaskyla, examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Lake Paijanne Cruises, then shop like a local with Kuokkalan kartano, then see the interesting displays at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla road trip site.

You can drive from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Tours · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

5
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hatanpaa Arboretum and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Hameenlinna (Vankilamuseo, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, &more). Pack the 24th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, explore the world behind art at Maltinranta Artcenter, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 28: