22 days in Lakeland Itinerary

22 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Lahti
— 2 nights
2
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
3
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Suomussalmi
— 2 nights
6
Kuopio
— 3 nights
7
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
8
Tampere
— 5 nights

2
nights
Lahti

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 Vesijärvi harbor. 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

Side Trips

Kouvola, Church of Hollola, Woikosken Automuseo
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Model Railroad Museum Kouvola ©
Model Railroad Museum Kouvola
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Repovesi National Park and Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God. 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 step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

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

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

2
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 14th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Communications Centre Lokki, take in panoramic vistas at 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

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Puumala, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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Infantry Museum ©
Infantry Museum
Kenkavero ©
Kenkavero
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral

1
night
Savonlinna

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 · Tours · Outdoors
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Suomussalmi

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
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Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti ©
Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti
The Silent People ©
The Silent People
Hossan Lomakeskus ©
Hossan Lomakeskus

3
nights
Kuopio

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 Varkaus Water Tower Terrace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuopio: Heinavesi (New Valamo Monastery & Heinaveden kirkko) and Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo (in Varkaus). There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, and make a trip to Kuopio Harbor.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kuopio trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Suomussalmi to Kuopio takes 4 hours. In July in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Heinavesi, Varkaus
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New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

2
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Jyvaskyla

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 · Outdoors
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Natural History Museum of Central Finland ©
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
Toivolan Vanha Piha

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Hameenlinna (Vankilamuseo, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter, and examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

For ratings and tourist information, you can read our Tampere travel route planner.

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. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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