13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 (Aulanko, Hame Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary maker site.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hameenlinna
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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 10th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Toivolan Vanha Piha, see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Jyvaskyla trip builder website.

You can drive from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
Toivolan Vanha Piha
Natural History Museum of Central Finland ©

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (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 explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, take in the waterfront at Kuopio Harbor, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio journey app.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kuopio are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): hike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, then explore the activities along Pielinen, and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, make a trip to Paateri, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In July in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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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.
On the 15th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta route builder site.

Drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays 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: get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park and then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kouvola holiday tool.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Kouvola by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Woikosken Automuseo
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park

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