15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Kouvola
— 2 nights
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
4
Joensuu
— 3 nights
5
Lieksa
— 3 nights
6
Rautavaara
— 1 night
7
Tampere
— 3 nights

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 9th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Woikosken Automuseo, thenexplore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

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London, UK to Kouvola is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Woikosken Automuseo
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

1
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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip planner.

Take a train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenexamine the collection at S/S Salama, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna travel planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

3
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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. Visit Joensuu Church and Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Pielinen (in Koli National Park). There's more to do: look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Iso Myy.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Joensuu trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Joensuu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Linnansaari National Park
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

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Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Step out of the city life by going to Akka-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Go for a jaunt from Lieksa to Koli National Park to see Kasken Kierros Nature Trail about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

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Traveling by car from Joensuu to Lieksa takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lieksa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Rautavaara.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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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. On the 19th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rautavaara day trip site.

Drive from Lieksa to Rautavaara in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Rautavaara can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rautavaara

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Hame Castle will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Tampere Art Museum. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Lenin Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tampere driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rautavaara to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. August in Tampere sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Hame Castle
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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