9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive

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Joensuu

— 2 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Pielinen, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Joensuu Church, admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Joensuu tour itinerary maker.

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

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Lieksa

— 3 nights
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 these side-trips from Lieksa: Koli National Park (Akka-Koli Hill, Rasavaara Observation tower, &more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Paateri, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Lieksa sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Lieksa takes 2 hours. July in Lieksa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna day trip planning website.

Getting from Lieksa to Savonlinna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

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 28th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Visavuori, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tampere visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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