8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sotkamo
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kajaani Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Savonlinna

— 1 day
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Savonlinna day trip app.

Helsinki to Savonlinna is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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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 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Uhrihalkeama, relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Paateri, identify plant and animal life at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, then stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Ukko-Koli Hill.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park day trip tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

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Sotkamo

— 2 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then kick back and relax at Hiukka.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo journey planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Sotkamo by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Sotkamo can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
We've included these beaches for you: Rauhaniemi Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Visit Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and stroll through Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tampere journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sotkamo to Tampere. In June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
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