20 days in Lakeland Itinerary

20 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kouvola
— 3 nights
2
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
4
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
5
Rautavaara
— 1 night
6
Kuopio
— 1 night
7
Tampere
— 5 nights

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Visiting Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area will get you outdoors. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Lahti (Jump Up, Motorcycle Museum of Finland, &more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, see the interesting displays at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, and take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola road trip app.

Valletta, Malta to Kouvola is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Valletta in August, things will get much colder in Kouvola: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lahti, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

3
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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Get in touch with nature at Neitvuori and Saimaa Canal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lappeenranta: Puumala (Liehtalanniemen museotila, Lakeland GTE, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, and explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta trip planner.

You can take a train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Puumala, Neitvuori
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Neitvuori ©
Neitvuori
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parikkala, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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nights
Koli National Park

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.
Visiting Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park online itinerary maker.

Drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rautavaara.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

1
night
Rautavaara

Rautavaara
Rautavaara is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Northern Savonia region. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rautavaara route planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rautavaara takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Rautavaara can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Rautavaara

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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1
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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip website.

Traveling by car from Rautavaara to Kuopio takes 1.5 hours. In August in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
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St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get outdoors at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rapola Ridge. Venture out of the city with trips to Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria & Hame Castle). Pack the 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum, and don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Tampere in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Rapola Ridge
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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