18 days in Lakeland Itinerary

18 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
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ahtari
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 5 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Brussels

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 15th (Sat), examine the collection at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): explore the galleries of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and then get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kouvola online sightseeing planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Kouvola is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Brussels to Kouvola, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

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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.
Family-friendly places like Saimaa Canal and Communications Centre Lokki will thrill your kids. Explore Lappeenranta's surroundings by going to Mikkeli (Mikkeli Cathedral, Kenkavero, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and meet the residents at Korpikeidas.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta travel route website.

You can drive from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

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Koli National Park

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.
Step out of Koli National Park to go to Heinavesi and see New Valamo Monastery, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 24th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

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Getting from Koli National Park to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ahtari.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

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Ahtari

Ähtäri is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ahtari Zoo.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ahtari travel planner.

Drive from Kuopio to Ahtari in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kuopio in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ahtari, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Ahtari

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:
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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.
Kids will enjoy Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Venture out of the city with trips to Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria & Hame Castle). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Moomin Museum, and go for a walk through Finlayson Area.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Ahtari to Tampere takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 31: