15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Lahti
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Vienna

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Hameenlinna to see Hame Castle about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary builder website .

Vienna, Austria to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to Tampere is 1 hour. In July, Tampere is little chillier than Vienna - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Hame Castle
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): go for a walk through Tourujoen luontopolku, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, get engrossed in the history at Toivolan Vanha Piha, then see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the next day, walk around Maki-Matin perhepuisto, learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, then take in the architecture and design of University of Jyvaskyla, and finally examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla journey planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Room Escape Games
Maki-Matin perhepuisto ©
Maki-Matin perhepuisto

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 11th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Vainolanniemi, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. July in Kuopio sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stroll through Uhrihalkeama, then take in the pleasant sights at Rylays Hill, and then get outside with Neitikoski Rapids. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Lieksa visit planner.

Drive from Kuopio to Lieksa in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
Highlights from your plan
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

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 15th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 16th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor, then examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Laune Central Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lahti driving holiday planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Lahti by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Lahti sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Repovesi National Park, Church of Hollola
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor

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