11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland journey planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
5
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Drive to Cleveland

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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 16th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, and go for a walk through Finlayson Area.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Tampere trip planning site.

Cleveland, USA to Tampere is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Cleveland in June, expect Tampere to be a bit cooler, temps between 64°F and 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 19th (Sat), ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Tampere to Kuopio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the activities along Pielinen, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna online road trip planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:

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 22nd (Tue): examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then 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 take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta road trip planning site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 22:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 23rd (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kouvola day trip planning website.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Kouvola by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:
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