14 days in Lakeland Itinerary

14 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Stuttgart
Fly + Train:  6 h 45 min
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Rautavaara
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Joensuu
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Kouvola
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h
End: Stuttgart

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visiting Hatanpaa Arboretum and Duck Park (Sorsapuisto) will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Hame Castle in Hameenlinna, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, take in panoramic vistas at Haralanharju Tower, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere online travel planner.

Stuttgart, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Stuttgart to Tampere is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Stuttgart in August, with highs in Tampere at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rautavaara.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hame Castle, Haralanharju Tower
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

1
night
Rautavaara

Rautavaara ©
Rautavaara is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Northern Savonia region. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rautavaara trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Rautavaara by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In August, daily temperatures in Rautavaara can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rautavaara

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka

4
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Ukko-Koli Hill and Paha-Koli Hill. Relax by the water at Utra Beach and Honkaniemi Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joensuu: Puijo Tower (in Kuopio), Savonlinna (Olavinlinna Castle & Riihisaari) and Koli National Park (Rasavaara Observation tower, Pielinen, &more).

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Joensuu trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Rautavaara to Joensuu by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Savonlinna, Puijo Tower
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Repovesi National Park and Saimaa Canal. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju), Motorcycle Museum of Finland (in Lahti) and Lappeenranta (Lappeenranta Fortress & Sandcastle Lappeenranta). The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, and look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola online vacation planner.

You can drive from Joensuu to Kouvola in 4 hours. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Woikosken Automuseo, Motorcycle Museum of Finland, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Arboretum Mustila
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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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