23 days in Lakeland Itinerary

23 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lahti
— 3 nights
2
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
3
Mikkeli
— 3 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Joensuu
— 2 nights
6
Kuhmo
— 1 night
7
Kuopio
— 3 nights
8
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
9
Tampere
— 5 nights

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Get in touch with nature at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Evo Hiking Area. Get some cultural insight at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Lahti Ski Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Lahti side-trips: Hameenlinna (Vankilamuseo, Hame Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland and take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lahti sightseeing planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Lahti is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Zurich to Lahti, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in July, you will find days in Lahti are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Kouvola
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Evo Hiking Area ©
Evo Hiking Area

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, thenget engrossed in the history at South Karelia Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, thenexplore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lappeenranta using our trip planner.

You can take a train from Lahti to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo ©
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo

3
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Communications Centre Lokki and Headquarters Museum. Get outdoors at Repovesi National Park and Neitvuori. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Infantry Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Naisvuori Observation Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, and head outdoors with Anjan Puisto.

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Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki
Infantry Museum ©
Infantry Museum

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, thenlook for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Savonlinna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, thenexamine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at Treetop Adventure Park. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Honkaniemi Beach, thenadmire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, and finally kick back and relax at Utra Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Joensuu trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Savonlinna to Joensuu in 2 hours. In July in Joensuu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:
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Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni ©
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni

1
night
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. On the 23rd (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Wild Taiga and then identify plant and animal life at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuhmo trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Joensuu to Kuhmo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Wildlife Parks
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Museum-lovers will get to explore RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland and Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo. Get some cultural insight at Kuopion Korttelimuseo and Lutheran Cathedral. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, trek along Saaristokatu, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kuopio trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Kuhmo to Kuopio by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Snellman Park
Snellman Park
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Kuokkalan kartano, and finally examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum. Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thenstroll around Tourujoen Luontopolku, thenhike along Nyrolan luontopolku, and finally learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla trip maker site.

Drive from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Outdoors
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Natural History Museum of Central Finland ©
Natural History Museum of Central Finland

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Escape the urban bustle at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Duck Park (Sorsapuisto). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Tampere road trip planning app.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Tampere by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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