22 days in Lakeland Itinerary

22 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland sightseeing planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
6
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Train
8
Lahti
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Innsbruck 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). Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Moomin Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and make a trip to Nasinneula Tower.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere online trip builder.

Innsbruck, Austria to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Innsbruck in May, expect Tampere to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 29:

Jyvaskyla

— 2 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Toivolan Vanha Piha, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tourujoen Luontopolku, then stroll around Maki-Matin perhepuisto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Keuruu, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 29 — 31:

Kuopio

— 3 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuopio: New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi) and Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kuopio trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 7th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:

Mikkeli

— 2 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Church, then get outside with Lietvesi Scenic Road, and then steep yourself in history at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Communications Centre Lokki, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, take a stroll around Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, stroll around Park Mikkelipuisto, then head outdoors with Anjan Puisto, and finally admire the masterpieces at Mikkelin Taidemuseo.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mikkeli online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lappeenranta: Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park & Siikalahti Wetland) and Lake Saimaa (in Puumala). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, contemplate the long history of Lappeen Marian kirkko, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and get to know the resident critters at Korpikeidas.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Mikkeli to Lappeenranta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Lahti

— 3 nights
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: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki) and Aulanko (in Hameenlinna). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Pulkkilanharju Nature Trail, examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, and take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip planning app.

Take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Lahti sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15: