12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 4 nights
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
4
Koli National Park
— 1 night
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
7
Kouvola
— 2 nights

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4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Hameenlinna (Vankilamuseo, Hame Castle, &more). Pack the 11th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel site.

Rome, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Tampere is 1 hour. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Rome in August: highs in Tampere hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
4.9

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 15th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, then examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla sightseeing planner.

Getting from Tampere to Jyvaskyla by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
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Specialty Museum
The Alvar Aalto Museum
3.9
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Military Museum
Finnish Air Force Museum
4.5

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, 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.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kuopio tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Jyvaskyla in August since evenings lows in Kuopio dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
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Observation Deck
Puijo Tower
4.4
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Government Building
Kuopio Market City Hall
4.5

1
night
Koli National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and finally stroll through Paha-Koli Hill.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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Hiking Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill
4.8
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Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
5.0
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Hiking Trail
Akka-Koli Hill
5.0

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
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Church
Pikkukirkko
4.7
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Specialty Museum
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
4.4

1
night
Lappeenranta

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 19th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta online tour planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Specialty Museum
Lappeenranta Fortress
4.4
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Water Body
Saimaa Canal
4.6

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and then see the interesting displays at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola vacation site.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Museums · Trails
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