42 days in Lakeland Itinerary

42 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Lahti
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Lahti
— 4 nights
Train
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Lappeenranta
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 5 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ahtari
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 7 nights
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Lahti

— 4 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahti: Aulanko (in Hameenlinna), Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki) and Kouvola (Tykkimaki Amusement Park, World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, &more). The adventure continues: have fun at Laune Central Park, take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola, and examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

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Copenhagen, Denmark to Lahti is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Copenhagen to Lahti, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

Lappeenranta

— 5 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.
Lappeenranta is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, and make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Lahti to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:

Mikkeli

— 5 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mikkeli: Viewing Platform in Puumala (in Puumala), St. George Church (in Joroinen) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Communications Centre Lokki, look for gifts at Mikkeli Market Place, make a trip to Kenkavero, and get great views at Naisvuori Observation Tower.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mikkeli route planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 25:

Savonlinna

— 4 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savonlinna: Rapio Mill (in Juva) and Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

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You can drive from Mikkeli to Savonlinna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

Koli National Park

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Koli National Park: Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden (in Joensuu) and Vuokatinvaara (in Vuokatti). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park online attractions planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Koli National Park by car takes about 3 hours. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 4:

Kuopio

— 4 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Varkaus Water Tower Terrace (in Varkaus), New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi) and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, make a trip to Kuopio Harbor, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:

Jyvaskyla

— 5 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Explore Jyvaskyla's surroundings by going to Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet (in Karstula), Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu) and Hoyry Galleria (in Korpilahti). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Finnish Air Force Museum, walk around Tourujoen Luontopolku, take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, and explore the world behind art at Jyvaskyla Art Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla road trip tool.

Drive from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuopio in August, expect little chillier with lows of 10°C in Jyvaskyla. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ahtari.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:

Ahtari

— 1 night
Ähtäri is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ahtari Zoo.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ahtari tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Ahtari takes 1.5 hours. August in Ahtari sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Ahtari

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Tampere

— 7 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Hameenlinna (Vankilamuseo & Hame Castle). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Sarkanniemi Theme Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Ahtari to Tampere takes 2 hours. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 21: