36 days in Lakeland Itinerary

36 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Lahti
— 4 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
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Mikkeli
— 4 nights
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Savonlinna
— 3 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
— 7 nights

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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: Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, &more) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko, and examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip planner.

New York City, USA to Lahti is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Lahti. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Lahti reach 68°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©

Town of Lindens

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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, see the interesting displays at Saimaa Kanal Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

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 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

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Mikkeli

Mikkeli
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Mikkeli: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina) and Puumala (Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi, Viewing Platform in Puumala, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Communications Centre Lokki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, take a stroll around Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, and don't miss a visit to Pursialan hiidenkirnu.

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 69°F during the day and 49°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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Naisvuori Observation Tower ©
Naisvuori Observation Tower

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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: Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland, The Parikkala Sculpture Park, &more) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find out how to plan a trip to Savonlinna, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Mikkeli to Savonlinna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 52°F. 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 · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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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 Paha-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 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°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 · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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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: Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta), New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi) and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara). 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 Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo.

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 56°F during the day and 46°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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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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: Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen (in Tuuri), Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, walk around Maki-Matin perhepuisto, take in the views from Karkisten Silta, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

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 41°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 · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Natural History Museum of Central Finland ©

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

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). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, examine the collection at Sara Hilden Art Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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