11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland trip itinerary planner

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

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, take in the waterfront at Kuopio Harbor, then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and finally ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio visit planner.

Helsinki to Kuopio is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

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

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
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 23rd (Wed), trek along Paha-Koli Hill, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Ukko-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Paateri, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, then look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Koli National Park attractions planner.

Drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. June in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:

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 25th (Fri): browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Savonlinna road trip planning website.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In June in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta vacation planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 27th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola and then get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kouvola trip planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Bring the kids along to Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Hatanpaa Arboretum. The adventure continues: walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and take in the pleasant sights at Finlayson Area.

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You can drive from Kouvola to Tampere in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1: