10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
4
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
6
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport

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Tampere

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: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, examine the collection at Lenin Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and go for a walk through Finlayson Area.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere tour planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Tampere is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kuopio online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tampere to Kuopio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. September in Kuopio sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

1
night
Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna tour itinerary website.

Drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. In September in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 7th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kouvola are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
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 8th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, then make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market). On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10: