7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Train
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
5
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Vaasa

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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get some cultural insight at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampere City Library, Metso. Discover out-of-the-way places like Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum) and Vankilamuseo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Riihimaki Art Museum (in Riihimaki) and The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, explore the world behind art at Maltinranta Artcenter, and see the interesting displays at National Police Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tampere day trip site.

Vaasa to Tampere is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Kuopio War Veteran Museum.

Make your Kuopio itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:

Koli National Park

— 1 night
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.
For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay May 16 — 17:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna day trip tool.

Getting from Koli National Park to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. In May in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 17 — 18:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
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Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 18 — 19: