14 days in Lakeland Itinerary

14 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with a short trip to Hame Castle in Hameenlinna (about 1h 5 min away). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and stop by Hameenkatu.

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Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Finnish Air Force Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), and then see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla trip maker app.

You can drive from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Jyvaskyla in August since evenings lows in Kuopio dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Koli National Park.
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
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 7th (Sat): stroll through Paha-Koli Hill and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill.

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Traveling by car from Kuopio to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 9th (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna visit planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Lappeenranta

— 2 nights

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 10th (Tue), soothe aching muscles at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and then step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Lahti (Vesijärvi harbor & Motorcycle Museum of Finland). Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip planning app.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Kouvola by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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