15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rautavaara
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to London Heathrow

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 9th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Woikosken Automuseo, then explore 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 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then admire 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.

Drive from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°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 · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

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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, then examine 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. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°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
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

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Joensuu

Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Paha-Koli Hill and Pielinen. Visit Joensuu Church and Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Ukko-Koli Hill (in Koli National Park) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). 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 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

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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, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen.

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Traveling by car from Joensuu to Lieksa takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lieksa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Rautavaara.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

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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 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rautavaara

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

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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.
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: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Rautavaara to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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