15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland trip planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
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Suomussalmi
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 4 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Dubai

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Tampere Art Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Hameenlinna (Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone, Hame Castle, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get a taste of local nightlife at Tea Shop Veistrom, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary maker site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Tampere is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In July, Tampere is colder than Dubai - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 17:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Toivolan Vanha Piha, see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), and finally brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

Suomussalmi

— 1 night
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. On the 19th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre and then make a trip to The Silent People.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Suomussalmi trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Suomussalmi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:
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Koli National Park

— 1 night
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 20th (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park vacation app.

You can drive from Suomussalmi to Koli National Park in 4 hours. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

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Getting from Koli National Park to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Lappeenranta

— 2 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 22nd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and finally browse the range of quality goods at Prisma. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola, pause for some serene contemplation at Ristikankaan kappeli, pause for some serene contemplation at Sammonlahden Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 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 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Kouvola

— 4 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Art Centre Salmela. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kouvola: Motorcycle Museum of Finland (in Lahti) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, indulge in some personalized pampering at Tykkimaen Sauna, and identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola route planner.

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. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27: