36 days in Lakeland Itinerary

36 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lahti
— 4 nights
2
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
3
Mikkeli
— 4 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
5
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
6
Kuopio
— 4 nights
7
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
8
Tampere
— 7 nights

4
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Get out of town with these interesting Lahti side-trips: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, let the kids burn off some steam at Laune Central Park, get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lahti trip planning tool.

New York City, USA to Lahti is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Lahti is 7 hours. In August, Lahti is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Kouvola, Arboretum Mustila, Church of Hollola
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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor
Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park

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.
Lappeenranta is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, pause for some serene contemplation at Ristikankaan kappeli, and admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta holiday planner.

Getting from Lahti to Lappeenranta by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

4
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Mikkeli: Puumala (Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi, Viewing Platform in Puumala, &more), Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Kenkavero, examine the collection at Headquarters Museum, take a stroll around Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Puumala, Repovesi National Park, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:
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Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Kenkavero ©
Kenkavero

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland, The Parikkala Sculpture Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Savonlinna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parikkala, Linnansaari National Park
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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: hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and make a trip to Paateri.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 1:
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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: Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara), New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi) and Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kuopio Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. In September in Kuopio, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto, New Valamo Monastery, Orinoro Gorge
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:
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Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

4
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
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: Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu), Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen (in Tuuri) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, take in the views from Karkisten Silta, and brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuopio in September, Jyvaskyla is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Old Church of Keuruu, Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen, 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

7
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hameenlinna (Vankilamuseo, Hame Castle, &more). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum, examine the collection at Lenin Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere vacation planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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