25 days in Lakeland Itinerary

25 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
1
Lahti
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Lappeenranta
— 3 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
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Tampere
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Get outdoors at Repovesi National Park and Pikku Vesijarvi. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, stop by Trio, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and get a sense of history and politics at Lahti City Hall.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Lahti is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Lahti due to the time zone difference. July in Lahti sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Lahti Sports Center ©
Lahti Sports Center

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sandcastle Lappeenranta and Joutsenon kirkko. Get some cultural insight at Lappeenranta Fortress and Wolkoff House Museum. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, browse the different shops at Shopping Mall Galleria, admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and meet the residents at Korpikeidas.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Lahti to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Shopping Theme Parks
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

3
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Get in touch with nature at Anjan Puisto and Naisvuori Hill. Get some cultural insight at Communications Centre Lokki and Headquarters Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Mikkelin Taidemuseo, don't miss a visit to Pursialan hiidenkirnu, and stop by Stella.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mikkeli travel planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums Shopping Theme Parks
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Headquarters Museum ©
Headquarters Museum
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki
Anjan Puisto ©
Anjan Puisto

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 27th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary site.

You can take a bus from Mikkeli to Savonlinna in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Get in touch with nature at Utra Beach and Lykynlampi Outdoor Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Joensuu Church and Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Honkaniemi Beach, stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, whizz through the canopy at Treetop Adventure Park, and explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Joensuu itinerary site.

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 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Joensuu Church ©
Joensuu Church
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni ©
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Valkeisenlampi and Saaristokatu. Get a sense of the local culture at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland and Alahovi Berry Wine Farm. There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, browse the different shops at Matkus Shopping Center, and take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip tool.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Kuopio takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kuopio are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Museums Outdoors
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RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland
Room Escape Games
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

3
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get some cultural insight at The Alvar Aalto Museum and The Craft Museum of Finland. There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take a memorable tour with Laajis, take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen Luontopolku, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jyvaskyla online day trip planner.

Take a train from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Jyvaskyla when traveling from Kuopio in August, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Natural History Museum of Central Finland ©
Natural History Museum of Central Finland
Room Escape Games

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Moomin Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Hame Castle in Hameenlinna--about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Lenin Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Tampere tour builder app.

You can take a train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Hame Castle
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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