12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Kuwait City

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Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Family-friendly places like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, and look for gifts at Hameenkatu.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere visit planning app.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Tampere is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuwait City to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuwait City in September, with highs in Tampere at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 6th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kuopio trip builder website.

You can drive from Tampere to Kuopio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): hike along Paha-Koli Hill and then explore the activities along Pielinen. Keep things going the next day: trek along Ukko-Koli Hill and then trek along Akka-Koli Hill.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna travel route planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

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.
On the 10th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and then relax and rejuvenate at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta driving holiday planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kouvola route app.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:
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