9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Joensuu is known for shopping, parks, museums, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joensuu Church.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Joensuu trip planning tool .

Helsinki to Joensuu is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

3
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Change things up with a short trip to Koli Shop Retkitupa in Koli (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: trek along Akka-Koli Hill, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, take an unorthodox tour of Uhrihalkeama, and make a trip to Paateri.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lieksa route maker site .

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Lieksa takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna visit site .

Getting from Lieksa to Savonlinna by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Visavuori, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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