14 days in Lakeland Itinerary

14 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Bus to Boston, Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Portland International Jetport

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria & Hame Castle) and Rapola Ridge (in Valkeakoski). Pack the 24th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tampere sightseeing planner.

Portland, USA to Tampere is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Portland in August, expect Tampere to be little chillier, temps between 68°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 27:

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Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 28th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla holiday website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:

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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 30th (Mon): stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and finally explore the activities along Pielinen. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, don't miss a visit to Paateri, then trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park driving holiday planner.

Drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

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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 1st (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind 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 make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

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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 2nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta road trip website.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Kouvola attractions planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Kouvola by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kouvola are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4: