8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
— 3 nights
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Lahti
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Brussels



— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Appreciate the collections at Lenin Museum and Tampere Art Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. There's much more to do: stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and Sauna, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Tampere is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Brussels in September: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Koli National Park

— 2 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.
On the 14th (Tue), trek along Akka-Koli Hill and then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill. On the next day, trek along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip builder app.

You can drive from Tampere to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature
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— 1 night
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Kajaani Castle ruins and then get a new perspective on things with Luonnollisesti Oulujarvi.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kajaani trip site.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kajaani by car takes about 2.5 hours. September in Kajaani sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Kajaani

Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours · Wildlife
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— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 17th (Fri), examine the collection at Lahti Ski Museum and then see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lahti trip itinerary maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kajaani to Lahti. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

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Kainuu travel guide

Theme Parks · Castles · Nature & Parks
Kainuu is one of the 19 regions of Finland . Kainuu borders the regions of Northern Ostrobothnia, North Karelia and Northern Savonia. In the east, it also borders Russia.Boreal forest makes up most of the biome in Kainuu. The forest in Kainuu mostly consists of birches, pines and spruces. The atypical regional geography and landscape consist of lakes, hills and vast uninhabited forest areas.The largest lake in the region is the Oulujärvi, one of the largest lakes in Finland. Its shorelines, open waters and islands in Kainuu belong to the municipalities of Vaala, Paltamo and Kajaani.The highest point in Kainuu is the Iso Tuomivaara, located in the municipality of Hyrynsalmi. The regional climate is continental.Culturally Kainuu is part of larger Eastern-Finnish cultural heritage. The dialect of Kainuu is based on Savonian and Karelian dialects.MunicipalitiesThe region of Kainuu is made up of eight municipalities, of which three have city status (marked in bold).Kajaani sub-region: 23px Kajaani (37,664)23px Paltamo (3,493)23px Ristijärvi (1,356)23px Sotkamo (10,524) Kehys-Kainuu sub-region: 23px Hyrynsalmi (2,432)23px Kuhmo (8,820)23px Puolanka (2,784)23px Suomussalmi (8,342)