13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere sightseeing site.

Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Tampere is a bit cooler than Milan - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Toivolan Vanha Piha, then see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), and finally see the interesting displays at Finnish Air Force Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Jyvaskyla trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Jyvaskyla by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
Toivolan Vanha Piha

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip builder.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kuopio when traveling from Jyvaskyla in August, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

2
nights
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 19th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, then stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, then examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, then make a trip to Paateri, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park vacation app.

You can drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

1
night
Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip site.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip maker website.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 23rd (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Woikosken Automuseo and then explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kouvola day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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