8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland trip planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Suomussalmi
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Suomussalmi
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lahti
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Vilnius International Airport

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or drive. While traveling from Vilnius, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tampere, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Suomussalmi

— 1 night
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): make a trip to The Silent People and then look for all kinds of wild species at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Suomussalmi vacation builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tampere to Suomussalmi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks · Wildlife
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Koli National Park

— 1 night
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 21st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, then stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Suomussalmi to Koli National Park in 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

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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 24th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko, and then do some rugged touring at Jump Up.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahti road trip planning app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lahti in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Lahti are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure
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