8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland route maker

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Train
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Lahti
— 1 night
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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.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Tampere online holiday builder.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. April in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 29th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and finally ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read Kuopio travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Kuopio in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the activities along Pielinen, take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, then explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and then take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park road trip app.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. In April in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and finally see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta holiday planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Lappeenranta in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:

Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, then see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, then explore the activities along Pikku Vesijarvi, and finally let little ones run wild at Laune Central Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lahti road trip tool.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lahti are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Fun & Games · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay May 2 — 3: