15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 4 nights
2
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
4
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
5
Kouvola
— 3 nights

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo). Attractions like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Hatanpaa Arboretum make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Hameenlinna (Hame Castle, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at National Police Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and take an in-depth tour of Milavida Museo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tampere online day trip planner.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Visavuori, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen Luontopolku, then brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Kuokkalan kartano, and finally contemplate the long history of Oravivuori Triangulation Tower.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oravivuori Triangulation Tower
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Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
Toivolan Vanha Piha
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

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You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Family-friendly places like Lappeenranta Fortress and Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God will thrill your kids. Get some historical perspective at Sandcastle Lappeenranta and Lappeen Marian kirkko. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lappeenranta: Mikkeli (Infantry Museum, Communications Centre Lokki, &more) and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, and admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo.

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Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Mikkeli, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Church of Hollola will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Repovesi National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Venture out of the city with trips to Lahti (Vesijärvi harbor, Ristinkirkko, &more). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kouvola Tube Radio Museum.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kouvola online holiday planner.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Lahti, Church of Hollola, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Kouvola Tube Radio Museum ©
Kouvola Tube Radio Museum

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