28 days in Lakeland Itinerary

28 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 4 nights
2
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
3
Kuopio
— 4 nights
4
Lieksa
— 4 nights
5
Joensuu
— 3 nights
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
7
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
8
Lahti
— 4 nights

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Pack the 8th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and see the interesting displays at Spy Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tampere tour itinerary planner.

Hamburg, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hamburg to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

3
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jyvaskyla: Pyha-Hakki National Park (in Saarijarvi) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Finnish Air Force Museum, see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Pyha-Hakki National Park, Ahtari Zoo
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum

4
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Kuopio side-trips: St. George Church (in Joroinen) and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Kuopio sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

St. George Church, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto
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Snellman Park
Snellman Park
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

4
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lieksa: Koli National Park (Rylays Hill, Rasavaara Observation tower, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Paateri, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lieksa online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kuopio to Lieksa by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Paateri ©
Paateri
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Koli National Park (Pielinen, Ukko-Koli Hill, &more). It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden and take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Joensuu day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In July in Joensuu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Linnansaari National Park
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

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 26th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, thenexamine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Savonlinna route planning site.

You can drive from Joensuu to Savonlinna in 2 hours. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

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

4
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lappeenranta: Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park), Puumala (Puumalan Lake, Viewing Platform in Puumala, &more) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Puumala, Parikkala, Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

4
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Venture out of the city with trips to Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki), Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area & World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill) and Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria, Hame Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, enjoy some diversion at Lahti Sports Center, and take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahti trip tool.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Lahti, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Hollola, Kouvola, Padasjoen Tuomastornit
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:
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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Hame Castle ©
Hame Castle
Aulanko ©
Aulanko

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