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
— 4 nights
Drive
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Suomussalmi
— 1 night
Drive
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Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Katowice

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Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visit Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Finlayson Area for their historical value. Get outdoors at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Linna Golf & Country Club. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Hameenlinna (Hauhon kirkko & Hame Castle). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Katowice, Poland to Tampere is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Katowice to Tampere. Traveling from Katowice in July, you will find days in Tampere are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

Suomussalmi

— 1 night
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll through Martinselkonen Wilds Centre, then don't miss a visit to The Silent People, and then learn about all things military at Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Suomussalmi tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Suomussalmi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Sotkamo

— 2 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll through Venajanhiekka, then get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sotkamo road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Suomussalmi to Sotkamo takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 9th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uhrihalkeama, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, then delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and finally explore the activities along Pielinen.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Koli National Park trip builder website.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

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 12th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lappeenranta route maker app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Repovesi National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Take a break from Kouvola with a short trip to Pihamaa Estate & Winery in Asikkala, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, soothe aching muscles at Tykkimaen Sauna, and find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15: