10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Kouvola
— 1 night
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
4
Koli National Park
— 1 night
5
Kuopio
— 1 night
6
Tampere
— 4 nights

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Woikosken Automuseo and then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola vacation planner.

Berlin, Germany to Kouvola is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Woikosken Automuseo
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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 23rd (Sun): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip maker site.

You can take a train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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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.
On the 25th (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip planning app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kuopio trip planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Parks · Nature
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RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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Tampere

Tampere ©
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 (Museo Militaria, Hame Castle, &more). Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kuopio to Tampere by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Hameenlinna
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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