7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  6​h
1
Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Kuhmo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

1
night
Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): whizz through the canopy at Treetop Adventure Park, make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, and then kick back and relax at Honkaniemi Beach.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Joensuu trip itinerary site .

Helsinki to Joensuu is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in October: highs in Joensuu hover around 6°C, while lows dip to 0°C. You'll set off for Kuhmo on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors Parks Adventure
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Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla

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Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. On the 14th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuhmo online travel planner .

Drive from Joensuu to Kuhmo in 3.5 hours. You'll set off for Kuopio on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks Wildlife
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

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Kuopio

Kuopio
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kuhmo to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature
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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You've now added Moomin World to your itinerary. On the 16th (Wed), stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Moomin World.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 18th (Fri), you'll travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lahti trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Lahti, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

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