29 days in Lakeland Itinerary

29 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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29 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Tehran
Fly:  21​h
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Vuokatti
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Kuhmo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Mikkeli
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
10
Lahti
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Tehran

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Escape the urban bustle at Rauhaniemi Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas & Wellness and National Police Museum. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, get your game on at Irti Maasta Tampere, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and get engrossed in the history at Milavida Museo.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere vacation maker app .

Tehran, Iran to Tampere is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tehran to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tehran in April, things will get cooler in Tampere: highs are around 8°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

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nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and Kuokkalan kartano. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, take in the waterfront activity at Jyvaskylan satama, see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, and stroll through Tourujoen luontopolku.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Jyvaskyla tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In April in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Shopping
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The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland
Room Escape Games
Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Valkeisenlampi and Snellman Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Kuopio Art Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kuopio holiday app .

You can take a train from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Vuokatti.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Museums Nature
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Room Escape Games
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

1
night
Vuokatti

Vuokatti ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti, then take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara, and then perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vuokatti trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Kuopio to Vuokatti in 2.5 hours. April in Vuokatti sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Vuokatti

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti ©
Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti
Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

1
night
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. On the 30th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Wild Taiga and then identify plant and animal life at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kuhmo online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Vuokatti to Kuhmo in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks Wildlife
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): look for gifts at Taitokortteli, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, then admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Kolvananuuro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, and then find something for the whole family at Treetop Adventure Park.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Joensuu itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Kuhmo to Joensuu in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in April, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Kolvananuuro ©
Kolvananuuro
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma

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 3rd (Fri): appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna route builder app .

Drive from Joensuu to Savonlinna in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

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nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Mikkeli Cathedral and Kenkavero. Take a break from the city and head to Repovesi National Park and Neitvuori. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Headquarters Museum, get outside with Anjan Puisto, explore the world behind art at Mikkelin Taidemuseo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Naisvuori Observation Tower.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mikkeli travel route app .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Neitvuori ©
Neitvuori
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral

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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God and Lappeen Marian kirkko. When in Lappeenranta, make a side trip to see The Sippola church in Kouvola, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Korpikeidas, and see the interesting displays at Saimaa Kanal Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip planner .

Getting from Mikkeli to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Sippola church
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo ©
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo

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nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vesijärvi harbor and Museo Militaria. Get outdoors at Mielakka Ski Center and Evo Hiking Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahti: Haemeenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Ahvenisto Activity Park) and Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area & World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill). There's lots more to do: have fun at Lahti Sports Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko, examine the collection at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, and let the kids burn off some steam at Laune Central Park.

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Take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Lahti sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Haemeenlinna, Kouvola
Find places to stay May 9 — 14:
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Laune Central Park ©
Laune Central Park
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor
Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria