30 days in Lakeland Itinerary

30 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Lahti
— 2 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
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Mikkeli
— 3 nights
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Joensuu
— 2 nights
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
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Kuopio
— 4 nights
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Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
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Tampere
— 5 nights
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Lahti

— 2 nights
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 Hameenlinna (Aulanko & Evo Hiking Area), Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki) and Asikkala (Pulkkilanharju Nature Trail, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola, and take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip website.

Helsinki to Lahti is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

Lappeenranta

— 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Lake Saimaa in Puumala (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta holiday maker website.

Traveling by train from Lahti to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:

Mikkeli

— 3 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mikkeli: Lietvesi Scenic Road (in Puumala), The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). And it doesn't end there: get into the urban bustle at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, head outdoors with Anjan Puisto, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, and see the interesting displays at Infantry Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mikkeli online journey maker.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 10th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna online tour planner.

Drive from Mikkeli to Savonlinna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

Joensuu

— 2 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church, admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, then hunt for treasures at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), and finally make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Joensuu trip itinerary website.

Drive from Savonlinna to Joensuu in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Joensuu

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:

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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Pielinen, trek along Paha-Koli Hill, take in the pleasant sights at Rylays Hill, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Joensuu to Koli National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:

Kuopio

— 4 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. When in Kuopio, make a side trip to see Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto in Rautavaara, approximately Rautavaara away. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio road trip tool.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kuopio are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:

Jyvaskyla

— 4 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get out of town with these interesting Jyvaskyla side-trips: Korpilahti (Oravivuori Triangulation Tower & Hoyry Galleria), Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari) and Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, get engrossed in the history at The Craft Museum of Finland, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Jyvaskyla.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jyvaskyla online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuopio in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 8°C in Jyvaskyla. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:

Tampere

— 5 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria & Hame Castle) and Rapola Ridge (in Valkeakoski). Pack the 26th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30: