14 days in Lakeland Itinerary

14 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland itinerary planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rautavaara
— 1 night
Drive
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Joensuu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 4 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Stuttgart

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Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visiting Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach will get you outdoors. Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Hame Castle in Hameenlinna, about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, see the interesting displays at Lenin Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

Stuttgart, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Stuttgart to Tampere is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Stuttgart in August; daily highs in Tampere reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rautavaara.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:

Rautavaara

— 1 night
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 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

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Joensuu

— 4 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Paha-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli Hill. 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, Pielinen, &more), Puijo Tower (in Kuopio) and Savonlinna (Olavinlinna Castle & Riihisaari).

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 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 · Beaches

Side Trips

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Kouvola

— 4 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju), Lappeenranta (Lappeenranta Fortress, Saimaa Canal, &more) and Motorcycle Museum of Finland (in Lahti). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Arboretum Mustila, examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of The Astuvansalmi rock paintings.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, 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 · Museums

Side Trips

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