8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland itinerary planner

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Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
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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.
Pack the 22nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tampere tour builder website.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, go for a walk through Tourujoen Luontopolku, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jyvaskyla travel planning website.

You can drive from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay May 24 — 25:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 26th (Sun), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kuopio trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 27th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 27 — 28:

Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy some diversion at Lahti Sports Center, get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, then take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, and finally see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lahti road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Lahti sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay May 28 — 29: