13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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

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3
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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.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Hameenlinna (Hauhon kirkko & Hame Castle). There's still lots to do: laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary website.

Brussels, Belgium to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Tampere due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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 17th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, and finally see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla trip builder app.

You can drive from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
Toivolan Vanha Piha
Natural History Museum of Central Finland ©
Natural History Museum of Central Finland

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

Discover how to plan a Kuopio trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
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 (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally stroll through Paha-Koli Hill. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
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 (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planning app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, stop by MyGoodKnife, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): 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 24th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, and then take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola online visit planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Kouvola by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor

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