60 days in Lakeland Itinerary

60 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  8 h
1
Lahti
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Lappeenranta
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Mikkeli
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Joensuu
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Kuhmo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Kajaani
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Kuopio
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
9
Jyvaskyla
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Tampere
— 13 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Brussels

5
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Your inner history buff will appreciate World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Ristinkirkko. Get in touch with nature at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Evo Hiking Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahti: Hameenlinna (Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone & Linna Golf & Country Club) and Pyhan Ristin kirkko (in Kouvola). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor, see the interesting displays at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, ponder the world of politics at Lahti City Hall, and admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain.

Before you visit Lahti, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Brussels, Belgium to Lahti is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Lahti due to the time zone difference. June in Lahti sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Kouvola
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Radio and TV Museum ©
Radio and TV Museum
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Pyhan Ristin kirkko ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko

7
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Visit Sandcastle Lappeenranta and Lappeen Marian kirkko for their historical value. Lappeenranta Fortress and Lemin kirkko are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lappeenranta: Kouvola (The Sippola church & Hevoshaan Arboretum). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Lahti to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kouvola
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church

6
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Visit Mikkeli Cathedral and St. Archangel Michael's Church for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Repovesi National Park and Anjan Puisto. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Kenkavero, see the interesting displays at Headquarters Museum, walk around Naisvuori Hill, and pause for some serene contemplation at Stone Sacristy.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mikkeli road trip planner.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Mikkeli are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church ©
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church

4
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Savonlinna Provincial Museum and Pikkukirkko are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Savonlinna Cathedral and Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna route planner.

Take a bus from Mikkeli to Savonlinna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

5
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko and Joensuu Church. Get some cultural insight at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni and Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Kolvananuuro, stroll through Utra Beach, get outside with Utransaari/ The Utra Island, and make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Joensuu trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Joensuu takes 2 hours. July in Joensuu sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Kolvananuuro ©
Kolvananuuro
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko
Joensuu Church ©
Joensuu Church

3
nights
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Visiting Boreal Wildlife Centre and Wild Taiga will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wilds Piira.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kuhmo itinerary planner.

Drive from Joensuu to Kuhmo in 3.5 hours. On the 10th (Wed), you're off to Kajaani.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Wildlife Parks
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

4
nights
Kajaani

Kajaani ©
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kajaani Castle ruins and Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti. Kajaani Church and Kajaani art museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Kajaani to go to Vuokatti and see Vuokatti Bowling, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's more to do: appreciate the history behind Statue of Per Brahe and get great views at Vuokatinvaara.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kajaani trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kuhmo to Kajaani in 2 hours. In July in Kajaani, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. You will leave for Kuopio on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Kajaani

Theme Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vuokatti
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Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins
Kajaani Church ©
Kajaani Church

6
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Kuopio Market City Hall and Room Escape Games. Escape the urban bustle at Saaristokatu and Valkeisenlampi. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, examine the collection at Kuopio Automobile Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kuopio Art Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Kuopio War Veteran Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Kajaani to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. July in Kuopio sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral
VB Photographic Centre ©
VB Photographic Centre

6
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get outdoors at Nyrolan luontopolku and Laajis. Step off the beaten path and head to Finnish Air Force Museum and The Alvar Aalto Museum. There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, view the masterpieces at Kuokkalan kartano, take an in-depth tour of Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), and make a trip to Saynatsalo Town Hall.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla road trip app.

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Nyrolan luontopolku ©
Nyrolan luontopolku

13
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Get outdoors at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Viikinsaari Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Hameenlinna (Hame Castle, Museo Militaria, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip app.

Traveling by train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Hameenlinna
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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