25 days in Lakeland Itinerary

25 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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25 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  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
Drive:  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. Take a break from Lahti with a short trip to Repovesi National Park in Kouvola, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, stop by Trio, enjoy some diversion at Mukkula DiscGolfPark, and ponder the design of Musical Fountain.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lahti road trip tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Lahti is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Lahti due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a 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.
Get some historical perspective at Sandcastle Lappeenranta and Joutsenon kirkko. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, stop by MyGoodKnife, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip planner.

Traveling by train from Lahti to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Parks, #Shopping, #Theme Parks
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

3
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mikkeli Cathedral and Communications Centre Lokki. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Headquarters Museum, view the masterpieces at Navetta Galleria, look for gifts at Akseli, and appreciate the history behind Mannerheim Statue.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mikkeli trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Lappeenranta to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Shopping
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Headquarters Museum ©
Headquarters Museum
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral
Akseli ©
Akseli

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 27th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, then steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna day trip planning tool .

Drive from Mikkeli to Savonlinna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
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. Visiting Kolvananuuro and Utra Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, ski along the peaceful trails at Lykynlampi Outdoor Centre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Honkaniemi Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Joensuu road trip app .

Getting from Savonlinna to Joensuu by car takes about 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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Kolvananuuro ©
Kolvananuuro
Joensuu Church ©
Joensuu Church

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Lutheran Cathedral and RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, take in the waterfront at Kuopio Harbor, and explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio tour planner .

You can drive from Joensuu to Kuopio in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 4th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Laajis. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, stroll through Maki-Matin perhepuisto, go for a walk through Tourujoen luontopolku, and stop by Punnitse & Saasta.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Jyvaskyla trip itinerary builder .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Winter Sports
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Room Escape Games
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tampere Cathedral and Hame Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, and make a trip to Nasinneula Tower.

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

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can 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
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Hame Castle ©
Hame Castle

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