15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Train:  45​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Rautavaara
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Woikosken Automuseo, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kouvola day trip app .

London, UK to Kouvola is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to take a 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
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 11th (Tue), examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Lappeenranta online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; 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

Parks Nature 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.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then examine the collection at S/S Salama, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Get outdoors at Ukko-Koli Hill and Linnansaari National Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko and Joensuu Church. There's much more to do: stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Joensuu trip builder app .

Drive from Savonlinna to Joensuu in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up 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

3
nights
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. Escape the urban bustle at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Era Eero. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lieksa trip maker website .

Drive from Joensuu to Lieksa in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to 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

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rautavaara trip planner .

Getting from Lieksa to Rautavaara by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rautavaara

Parks Wildlife Nature
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3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visit Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Hame Castle for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Vapriikin Museokeskus. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Spy Museum, explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

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You can drive from Rautavaara to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Hame Castle
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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