28 days in Lakeland Itinerary

28 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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28 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Kuopio
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Lahti
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Hamburg

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Spy Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tampere online trip planner .

Hamburg, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Hamburg to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

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

3
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Explore Jyvaskyla's surroundings by going to Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari) and Pyha-Hakki National Park (in Saarijarvi). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, go for a walk through Tourujoen luontopolku, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and take an in-depth tour of Finnish Air Force Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Tampere to Jyvaskyla by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara) and St. George Church (in Joroinen). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, have fun at Vainolanniemi, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio attractions tool .

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. 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

Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto, St. George Church
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
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. Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. There's still lots to do: trek along Akka-Koli Hill, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, stroll through Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lieksa sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Lieksa takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow 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
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Paateri ©
Paateri

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Go for a jaunt from Joensuu to Rantasalmi to see Linnansaari National Park about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, and pause for some serene contemplation at Joensuu Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Joensuu trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Lieksa to Joensuu in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Joensuu are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

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

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 26th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

Before you visit Savonlinna, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Joensuu to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park) and Puumala (Puumalan Lake, Viewing Platform in Puumala, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lappeenranta vacation planning app .

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Outdoors

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 Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area & World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill), Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki) and Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria, Hame Castle, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola, take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor, and get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lahti tour planner.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Lahti, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to 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
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

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