11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
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Joensuu
— 2 nights
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Lappeenranta

— 3 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lappeenranta: Kotka (Maretarium, Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, &more) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sammonlahden Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta day trip planning tool.

Helsinki to Lappeenranta is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. August in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

Joensuu

— 2 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, then look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, and finally make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, then admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of New Valamo Monastery.

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Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Joensuu takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Joensuu

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 9th (Fri), examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Woikosken Automuseo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip maker website.

Drive from Joensuu to Kouvola in 4 hours. August in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 11th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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