8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Mikkeli
— 1 night
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
4
Hameenlinna
— 3 nights

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night
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, thensteep yourself in history at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, and then get great views at Neitvuori.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mikkeli travel planner.

Portland, USA to Mikkeli is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Portland to Mikkeli due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Portland in May; daily highs in Mikkeli reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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Neitvuori ©
Neitvuori
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenappreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Savonlinna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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 15th (Fri): admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, thenexplore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Lappeenrannan kirkko ©
Lappeenrannan kirkko
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church

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Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Birthplace of Jean Sibelius and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palander House and Finlayson Church. Venture out of the city with trips to The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas (in Tampere), The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo) (in Kangasala) and Church of Hollola (in Hollola). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Hame Castle, see the interesting displays at Museo Militaria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hauhon kirkko, and take an in-depth tour of Visavuori.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hameenlinna visit site.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Hameenlinna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hameenlinna are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tampere, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), Visavuori, Church of Hollola
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Birthplace of Jean Sibelius ©
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius
Church of Hollola ©
Church of Hollola
Finlayson Church ©
Finlayson Church

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