13 days in Lakeland, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Lakeland, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuhmo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Syote
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Get in touch with nature at Repovesi National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Step off the beaten path and head to Valkmusa National Park and Santalahti Nature Trail. Step out of Kouvola to go to Kotka and see Kotka Church, which is approximately 48 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kouvola road trip planning site.

Pisa, Italy to Kouvola is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pisa to Kouvola. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Pisa in July: high temperatures in Kouvola hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

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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.
On the 1st (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeen Marian kirkko, and then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta vacation planner.

You can drive from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, get all the information you need at Riihisaari, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

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Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

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Kuhmo

Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Taiga and then look for all kinds of wild species at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kuhmo trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuhmo in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Syote.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

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Syote

Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Syote National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Syote itinerary website.

You can drive from Kuhmo to Syote in 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Syote can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Syote

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 5th (Sun), get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Inari trip planning website.

Getting from Syote to Inari by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Inari are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route builder.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.