23 days in Lakeland Itinerary

23 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland trip maker

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Train
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Lahti
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Kelowna

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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.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, and see the interesting displays at Lenin Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip builder app.

Kelowna, Canada to Tampere is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Kelowna to Tampere, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:

Jyvaskyla

— 3 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Tourujoen Luontopolku, examine the collection at Toivolan Vanha Piha, get engrossed in the history at Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), and learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla trip tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

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). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, explore and take pictures at Puijo Tower, examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kuopio online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

Koli National Park

— 4 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: enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and stroll through Akka-Koli Hill.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip website.

Drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lappeenranta: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, soothe aching muscles at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola, and examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta travel app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Spas · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Lahti

— 3 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland and then take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum and then steep yourself in history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lahti trip planner.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Lahti, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23: