14 days in Lakeland Itinerary

14 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 4 nights
2
Rautavaara
— 1 night
3
Joensuu
— 4 nights
4
Kouvola
— 4 nights

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 Riihiniemen Uimaranta will get you outdoors. Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Hame Castle in Hameenlinna, about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, make a trip to Haralanharju Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere attractions planning tool.

Stuttgart, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Stuttgart to Tampere is 1 hour. Traveling from Stuttgart in August, things will get slightly colder in Tampere: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rautavaara.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Haralanharju Tower, Hame Castle
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
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 find ratings, maps, 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 car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Rautavaara can reach °C, while at night they dip to °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 Beaches Outdoors
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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 Pielinen. Relax by the water at Utra Beach and Honkaniemi Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joensuu: Koli National Park (Rasavaara Observation tower, Paha-Koli Hill, &more), Savonlinna (Olavinlinna Castle & Riihisaari) and Puijo Tower (in Kuopio).

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, 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 °C in August, and nighttime lows around °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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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-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: Motorcycle Museum of Finland (in Lahti), Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and Lappeenranta (Lappeenranta Fortress & Sandcastle Lappeenranta). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum, contemplate the long history of The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola online trip builder.

You can drive from Joensuu to Kouvola in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Motorcycle Museum of Finland, Woikosken Automuseo, Arboretum Mustila, Mikkeli Cathedral
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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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