23 days in Lakeland Itinerary

23 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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23 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Lahti
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mikkeli
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Kuhmo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Kuopio
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Tampere
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Zurich

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Appreciate the collections at Motorcycle Museum of Finland and World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill. Escape the urban bustle at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Evo Hiking Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahti: Haemeenlinna (Vankilamuseo, Hame Castle, & more). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum and take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lahti road trip planning tool .

Zurich, Switzerland to Lahti is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Zurich in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lahti: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Kouvola
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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
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, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then take an in-depth tour of South Karelia Museum, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta journey website .

You can take a train from Lahti to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. 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. Get in touch with nature at Repovesi National Park and Neitvuori. Museum-lovers will appreciate Communications Centre Lokki and Headquarters Museum. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Anjan Puisto, take in panoramic vistas at Naisvuori Observation Tower, relax in the rural setting at Hauhalan Hanhifarmi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli trip planner .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Mikkeli sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. 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
Infantry Museum ©
Infantry Museum
Neitvuori ©
Neitvuori

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 20th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Savonlinna trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Mikkeli to Savonlinna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel 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. On the 21st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, then explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, and finally find something for the whole family at Treetop Adventure Park. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church, stroll through Honkaniemi Beach, then admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Joensuu trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Joensuu are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors Parks Museums
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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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Taiga and then identify plant and animal life at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kuhmo day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Kuhmo takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to 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. Appreciate the collections at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo and RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kuopion Korttelimuseo and St. Nikolaos Cathedral. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Snellman Park, enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Kuopio fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Kuhmo to Kuopio in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
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. On the 27th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then view the masterpieces at Kuokkalan kartano, and finally see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen luontopolku, then trek along Nyrolan luontopolku, and finally learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train 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

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Appreciate the collections at Lenin Museum and Sara Hilden Art Museum. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planning tool .

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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