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 Valletta

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Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Visiting Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Jump Up will get you outdoors. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Lahti (Motorcycle Museum of Finland & Vesijärvi harbor). Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Arboretum Mustila and see the interesting displays at 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 drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

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.
Get in touch with nature at Lakeland GTE and Neitvuori. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lappeenranta: Puumala (Liehtalanniemen museotila & Viewing Platform in Puumala). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
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 · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Koli National Park

— 4 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.
Visiting Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Ukko-Koli Hill will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-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:

Rautavaara

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

Kuopio

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

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rautavaara to Kuopio takes 1.5 hours. August in Kuopio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

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

Tampere

— 5 nights

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). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, examine the collection at Lenin Museum, and don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Kuopio to Tampere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25: