14 days in Lakeland Itinerary

14 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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14 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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, take in the exciting artwork at Mikkelin Valokuvakeskus, then take a stroll around Art Centre Salmela, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Navetta Galleria, take some stellar pictures from Neitvuori, and then get some fabulous bargains at Rapio Mill.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli tour app .

Kelowna, Canada to Mikkeli is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Kelowna to Mikkeli due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Mikkeli are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, 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.

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Traveling by bus from Mikkeli to Savonlinna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough 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. Take a break from the city and head to Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. When in Joensuu, make a side trip to see Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen in Lieksa, approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and work some fitness into your day at Lykynlampi Outdoor Centre.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Joensuu online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. 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 ©
Ukko-Koli
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Popular historic sites such as Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Tampere takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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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 Arboretum Mustila. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pihamaa Estate & Winery and Kouvola City Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kouvola: Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju), Church of Hollola (in Hollola) and Sibelius Hall (in Lahti). There's more to do: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Tampere to Kouvola by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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