11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland route planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Barcelona

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Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Lahti (Vesijärvi harbor, Motorcycle Museum of Finland, &more). Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Kouvola day trip planning tool.

Barcelona, Spain to Kouvola is an approximately 9.5-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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in June; daily highs in Kouvola reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

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 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ristikankaan kappeli.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta day trip planning tool.

Getting from Kouvola to Lappeenranta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 7th (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:

Koli National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Koli National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 8:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. June in Kuopio sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, then examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla trip planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuopio in June, Jyvaskyla is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 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.
Pack the 11th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and make a trip to Nasinneula Tower.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tampere tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Tampere by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13: