5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland travel planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki

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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 25th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Hameenkatu, stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and then explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tampere road trip planning app.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Tampere are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
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Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kuopio road trip planning tool.

Drive from Tampere to Kuopio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. March in Kuopio sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

Koli National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): hike along Ukko-Koli Hill and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at Koli Relax Spa, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and then don't miss a visit to Paateri.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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