13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
6
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, Tampere is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

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Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 6th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Finnish Air Force Museum, see the interesting displays at Toivolan Vanha Piha, then examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

1
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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 7th (Fri), get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Jyvaskyla in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kuopio, with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

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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 8th (Sat): hike along Paha-Koli Hill, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Uhrihalkeama, don't miss a visit to Paateri, then hike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Kuopio to Koli National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): 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, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Savonlinna journey planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally don't miss a visit to Lappeen Marian kirkko.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta journey website.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, browse the exhibits of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and then get engrossed in the history at Woikosken Automuseo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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