36 days in Lakeland Itinerary

36 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 6 nights
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Ahtari
— 1 night
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Jyvaskyla
— 5 nights
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Kuopio
— 4 nights
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
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Joensuu
— 3 nights
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Mikkeli
— 4 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
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Lahti
— 4 nights

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hameenlinna (Vankilamuseo, Hame Castle, &more). Pack the 28th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, and identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Tampere vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Flam, Norway to Tampere is an approximately 9-hour combination of ferry, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ahtari.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Lenin Museum ©
Lenin Museum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Ahtari

Ahtari ©
Ähtäri is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. On the 3rd (Sat), kick your exploration up a notch at Flowpark Ahtari Zoo and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ahtari Zoo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ahtari holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Ahtari takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ahtari can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Ahtari

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Flowpark Ahtari Zoo ©
Flowpark Ahtari Zoo

5
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Change things up with these side-trips from Jyvaskyla: Keuruu (Church of Keuruu & Old Church of Keuruu), Pyha-Hakki National Park (in Saarijarvi) and Korpilahti (Oravivuori Triangulation Tower & Hoyry Galleria). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Tavinsulka Canoe Day Tours, go for a walk through Tourujoen Luontopolku, make a trip to University of Jyvaskyla, and brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Ahtari to Jyvaskyla in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Hoyry Galleria ©
Hoyry Galleria
Maki-Matin perhepuisto
Maki-Matin perhepuisto

4
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuopio: Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta), Varkaus (Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo & Varkaus Water Tower Terrace) and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara). There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kuopio are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Paateri, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Kuopio to Koli National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Joensuu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Take a break from Joensuu with a short trip to New Valamo Monastery in Heinavesi, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Arctic Trainers SUP-center, make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, and pause for some serene contemplation at Joensuu Church.

Plan my trip to Joensuu with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Joensuu in 1.5 hours. October in Joensuu sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Arctic Trainers SUP-center ©
Arctic Trainers SUP-center
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla

2
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 20th (Tue), make a trip to Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, then walk around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, and then don't miss a visit to Rapio Mill.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip maker tool.

Getting from Joensuu to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

4
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: Puumala (Lietvesi Scenic Road, Lakeland GTE, &more) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). The adventure continues: get into the urban bustle at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, examine the collection at Infantry Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Communications Centre Lokki.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mikkeli day trip app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Anjan Puisto ©
Anjan Puisto
Park Mikkelipuisto ©
Park Mikkelipuisto

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©

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 26th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Korpikeidas, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then explore the activities along Puumalan Lake.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Mikkeli to Lappeenranta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

4
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahti: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Pulkkilanharju Nature Trail (in Asikkala) and World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill (in Kouvola). There's lots more to do: do some rugged touring at Jump Up, ponder the design of Musical Fountain, take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, and examine the collection at Lahti Ski Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lahti trip site.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Lahti sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Apulandia ©
Apulandia
Laune Central Park ©
Laune Central Park

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