15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to The Eastern Iowa Airport

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala) and Hameenlinna (Hame Castle, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tampere road trip planning site.

Cedar Rapids, USA to Tampere is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Cedar Rapids to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cedar Rapids in June, expect Tampere to be little chillier, temps between 64°F and 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 19:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 20th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:

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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sandcastle Lappeenranta and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings. Attractions like Saimaa Canal and Lappeenranta Fortress make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Lappeenranta's surroundings by going to Mikkeli (Infantry Museum, Communications Centre Lokki, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, get engrossed in the history at South Karelia Museum, don't miss a visit to Lappeen Marian kirkko, and explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 25th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, then see the interesting displays at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Woikosken Automuseo, then get into the urban bustle at Art Centre Salmela, then explore the galleries of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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