19 days in Lakeland Itinerary

19 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ahtari
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Brussels

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Tampere

— 5 nights

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 Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Hameenlinna (Aulanko & Hame Castle). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip maker app.

Brussels, Belgium to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Tampere due to the time zone difference. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ahtari.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 27:

Ahtari

— 1 night
Ähtäri is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen and then get to know the resident critters at Ahtari Zoo.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Ahtari takes 2 hours. July in Ahtari sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Ahtari

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kuopio online itinerary builder.

Getting from Ahtari to Kuopio by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

Koli National Park

— 3 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and make a trip to Paateri.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland and then stroll around The Parikkala Sculpture Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): examine the collection at S/S Salama, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip site.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Lappeenranta

— 3 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.
Kids will enjoy Saimaa Canal and Lappeenrannan kirkko. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, soothe aching muscles at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola, explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta travel route app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Step out of Kouvola with an excursion to Motorcycle Museum of Finland in Lahti--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kouvola trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9: