20 days in Lakeland Itinerary

20 days in Lakeland 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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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rautavaara
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 5 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Malta

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Visiting Repovesi National Park and Arboretum Mustila will get you outdoors. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Lahti (Jump Up, Motorcycle Museum of Finland, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and examine the collection at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola trip planner.

Valletta, Malta to Kouvola is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Valletta to Kouvola, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Kouvola is much colder than Valletta - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

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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.
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 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

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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 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. 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 · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

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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.
Visiting Paha-Koli Hill and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: hike along Akka-Koli Hill, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can 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 · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:

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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

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

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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

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

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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.
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 · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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