12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Train
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Lahti
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Kayseri

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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.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour planning app.

Kayseri, Turkey to Tampere is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kayseri to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kayseri in March; daily highs in Tampere reach 3°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Kuopio itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Museums · Nature

Koli National Park

— 3 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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and trek along Akka-Koli Hill.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip maker.

You can drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 7th (Wed), stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna route planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, then contemplate the long history of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta travel planning website.

Drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Lahti

— 2 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at Lahti Ski Museum, get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, then see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, and finally explore the activities along Vaaksy Canal.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lahti tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Lahti by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In April in Lahti, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Museums · Winter Sports · Tours

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