7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland sightseeing planner

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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Lahti
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Suomussalmi
— 1 night
Drive

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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 13th (Thu), kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and finally examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, see the interesting displays at National Police Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), and finally walk around Nasi Park.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tampere road trip planning website.

Vaasa to Tampere is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

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Lahti

— 2 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Lahti City Hall, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Evo Hiking Area. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko, then take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, then see the interesting displays at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Vaaksy Canal.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lahti online road trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 16:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 17th (Mon), get interesting insight from Tours, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lahti to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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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 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kuopio itinerary app.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Parks · Nature
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Suomussalmi

— 1 night
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Suomussalmi day trip planning app.

You can drive from Kuopio to Suomussalmi in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks · Wildlife
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