9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
5
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
6
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Marseille

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Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 5th (Sat), examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta tour planner.

Marseille, France to Lappeenranta is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Marseille to Lappeenranta due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marseille in June: high temperatures in Lappeenranta hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 5:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip builder tool.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. June in Kuopio sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 8:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 9th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Toivolan Vanha Piha, then see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla itinerary website.

Getting from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuopio in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 8°C in Jyvaskyla. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Pack the 10th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12: