24 days in Lakeland Itinerary

24 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Kuopio
— 2 nights
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Joensuu
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
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Mikkeli
— 3 nights
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Tampere
— 6 nights
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Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Nikolaos Cathedral and Lutheran Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Snellman Park and Valkeisenlampi. The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Satamankulma, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip builder tool.

Jyvaskyla to Kuopio is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:
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2
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Joensuu

Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 11th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, then hunt for treasures at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), then take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Taitokortteli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, then admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, and finally get interesting insight from Treetop Adventure Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Joensuu trip planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Joensuu in 2 hours. In May in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:
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Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Specialty Museum
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma
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Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Religious Site
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko
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Joensuu Church ©
Religious Site
Joensuu Church
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1
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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Joensuu to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:
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2
nights
Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 14th (Tue), look for gifts at MyGoodKnife, admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko, get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at HopLop, pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, then examine the collection at Saimaa Kanal Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta online visit planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:
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3
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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Popular historic sites such as World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Pyhan Ristin kirkko are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Mielakka Ski Center. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at The Sippola church, see the interesting displays at Kouvola Tube Radio Museum, and witness the site of a historic battle at Utti Fort.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola route maker website.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
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3
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Mikkeli

Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Visit Mikkeli Cathedral and Mikkeli Rural Parish Church for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Kenkavero and Infantry Museum. There's much more to do: get outside with Anjan Puisto, explore the world behind art at Mikkelin Taidemuseo, see the interesting displays at Headquarters Museum, and stop by Stella.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mikkeli online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:
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Headquarters Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Headquarters Museum
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get in touch with nature at Rauhaniemi Beach and Linna Golf & Country Club. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and Museo Militaria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Evo Hiking Area, &more) and Lahti (Vesijärvi harbor & Lahti Sports Center). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter, and take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Tampere vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 27:
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Must see
Rauhaniemi Beach
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Museo Militaria ©
Specialty Museum
Museo Militaria
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Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get some cultural insight at Finnish Air Force Museum and Natural History Museum of Central Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Laajis, see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen Luontopolku, and take in the waterfront at Jyvaskylan Harbour.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla route 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 (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay May 27 — 31:
Highlights from your trip
The Craft Museum of Finland ©
Specialty Museum
The Craft Museum of Finland
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