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

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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). The adventure continues: walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Moomin Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tampere holiday maker site.

Innsbruck, Austria to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Innsbruck to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Innsbruck in May, things will get slightly colder in Tampere: highs are around 17°C and lows about 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

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): examine the collection at Toivolan Vanha Piha, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then examine the collection 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: Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta) and New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Kuopio online travel planner.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park online route maker.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. June in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time 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 get a taste of the local shopping with 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 · Tours · Museums
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): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Church, then explore and take pictures at Lietvesi Scenic Road, and then steep yourself in history at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history 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. 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 · Parks · 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: Lake Saimaa (in Puumala) and Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park & Siikalahti Wetland). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, don't miss a visit to 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 bus; or take a train. 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 · Outdoors

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: see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pulkkilanharju Nature Trail, 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 · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15: