14 days in Lakeland Itinerary

14 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kelowna
Fly + Drive:  20 h
1
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Kelowna

2
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take a stroll around Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, get a taste of the local shopping with Mikkelin Valokuvakeskus, then shop like a local with Art Centre Salmela, and finally steep yourself in history at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Navetta Galleria, then get great views at Neitvuori, and then make a trip to Rapio Mill.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli day trip planning site.

Kelowna, Canada to Mikkeli is an approximately 20- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Kelowna to Mikkeli. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Shopping Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Rapio Mill, Art Centre Salmela
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Art Centre Salmela ©
Art Centre Salmela
Neitvuori ©
Neitvuori
Navetta Galleria ©
Navetta Galleria

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by bus from Mikkeli to Savonlinna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Get in touch with nature at Ukko-Koli and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Koli National Park (Ukko-Koli Hill, Paha-Koli Hill, &more) and Lieksa (Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto & Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lykynlampi Outdoor Centre and enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Joensuu online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In April in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Vapriikin Museokeskus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tampere tour planner.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Tampere takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Get some cultural insight at Pihamaa Estate & Winery and Kouvola City Museum. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Church of Hollola (in Hollola), Sibelius Hall (in Lahti) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Kouvola trip planning site.

You can take a train from Tampere to Kouvola in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Church of Hollola, Arboretum Mustila, Sibelius Hall, Woikosken Automuseo
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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