17 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

17 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly

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Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Repovesi National Park and World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill. Change things up with a short trip to Valkmusa National Park in Siltakyla (about 44 minutes away). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola tour planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kouvola is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Kouvola, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

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 8th (Sun): make a trip to Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

Koli National Park

— 5 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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip maker.

Drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:

Helsinki

— 7 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). Pack the 20th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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