41 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

41 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 8 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 5 nights
Drive
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Vuokatti
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuhmo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Joensuu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 5 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 9 nights
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8
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vapriikin Museokeskus and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Popular historic sites such as Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing are in your itinerary. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Evo Hiking Area in Hameenlinna--about 1h 25 min away. Pack the 22nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at National Police Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

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Rome, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in August, expect nights in Tampere to be little chillier, around 11°C, while days are colder, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Wildlife

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5
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Puijo Tower and Kuopio Market City Hall. Museum-lovers will appreciate VB Photographic Centre and Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, get a taste of the local shopping with G12 Galleria, and contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Tampere to Kuopio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Vuokatti.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Trails
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Specialty Museum
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
4.3

1
night
Vuokatti

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara, then perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vuokatti trip planner.

Drive from Kuopio to Vuokatti in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Vuokatti are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Vuokatti

Theme Parks · Fun & Games
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Vuokatti Bowling ©
Bowling Alley
Vuokatti Bowling
4.5
Vuokatinvaara ©
Lookout
Vuokatinvaara
4.7

2
nights
Kuhmo

Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. On the 5th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Wild Taiga and then identify plant and animal life at Wilds Piira. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kuhmo vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Vuokatti to Kuhmo takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Wildlife · Parks
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Wildlife Area
Boreal Wildlife Centre
4.2

4
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Joensuu

Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Popular historic sites such as Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko and Joensuu Church are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma and Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kolvananuuro, get outside with Utransaari/ The Utra Island, make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, and get a taste of local nightlife at Taitokortteli.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Joensuu trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Kuhmo to Joensuu takes 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Joensuu are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
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Kolvananuuro ©
Forest
Kolvananuuro
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Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Specialty Museum
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma
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1
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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna visit planner.

Drive from Joensuu to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Pikkukirkko ©
Church
Pikkukirkko
4.7

5
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lappeenranta Fortress and Wolkoff House Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saimaa Canal and Lauritsala Church. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Lappeenranta road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Saimaa Canal ©
Water Body
Saimaa Canal
4.6
Wolkoff House Museum ©
History Museum
Wolkoff House Museum
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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Repovesi National Park and World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill. Model Railroad Museum Kouvola and Pyhan Ristin kirkko are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Neitvuori (in Mikkeli) and Lahti (Musical Fountain & Laune Central Park). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park, take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and identify plant and animal life at Hevoshaan Arboretum.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola journey builder.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

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Model Railroad Museum Kouvola ©
Specialty Museum
Model Railroad Museum Kouvola
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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and The National Museum of Finland make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula), Vantaa (Heureka & Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto) and Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Kaitalampi). Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Mannerheim Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki driving holiday site.

You can drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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