8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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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
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Manchester

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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: admire all the interesting features of Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in September, expect Tampere to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 26th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Kuopio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Kuopio are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

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 27th (Sun): explore the activities along Pielinen, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, and finally take some stellar pictures from Rylays Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip builder site.

Getting from Kuopio to Koli National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

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 29th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then explore the wide array of goods at Prisma, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Lappeenranta takes 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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

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 30th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum, then make a trip to Musical Fountain, then see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, and finally get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lahti trip planner.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Lahti, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30: