26 days in Lakeland Itinerary

26 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ahtari
— 1 night
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Kouvola
— 4 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Brussels

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Tampere

— 5 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Hameenlinna (Aulanko & Hame Castle). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

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

Brussels, Belgium to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brussels to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Ahtari.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 25:

Ahtari

— 1 night
Ähtäri is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. On the 26th (Tue), browse the different shops at Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ahtari Zoo.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ahtari road trip planning site.

You can drive from Tampere to Ahtari in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Ahtari

Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Jyvaskyla

— 2 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 27th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland and then examine the collection at Finnish Air Force Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jyvaskyla online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ahtari to Jyvaskyla in 1.5 hours. July in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Kuopio

— 3 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuopio: New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi) and Varkaus Water Tower Terrace (in Varkaus). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kuopio day trip planning site.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Kuopio sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Change things up with these side-trips from Koli National Park: Vuokatinvaara (in Vuokatti) and Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden (in Joensuu). There's lots more to do: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Makravaara Hill, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park online travel route builder.

Drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland and then make a trip to The Parikkala Sculpture Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read Savonlinna online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Lappeenranta

— 4 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Saimaa Canal and Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God. Explore Lappeenranta's surroundings by going to Mikkeli (Communications Centre Lokki & Kenkavero). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and soothe aching muscles at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:

Kouvola

— 4 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Family-friendly places like Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kouvola: Lahti (Vesijärvi harbor & Motorcycle Museum of Finland). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kouvola online road trip planner.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14: