22 days in Lakeland Itinerary

22 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland route planner

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

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Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Bring the kids along to Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Change things up with a short trip to Motorcycle Museum of Finland in Lahti (about 1h 10 min away). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Kouvola is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Kouvola is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

Lappeenranta

— 4 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.
Family-friendly places like Saimaa Canal and Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Lappeenranta: Mikkeli (Kenkavero & Communications Centre Lokki). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

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

Drive from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:

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 17th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland and then stroll through The Parikkala Sculpture Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary app.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

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 museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park online travel planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 22nd (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kuopio travel planning site.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Jyvaskyla

— 2 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 23rd (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum and then examine the collection at Toivolan Vanha Piha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland and then learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla vacation website.

You can drive from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Ahtari.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Ahtari

— 1 night
Ähtäri is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. On the 25th (Mon), browse the different shops at Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ahtari Zoo.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ahtari trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Ahtari in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Ahtari

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

Tampere

— 5 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Vapriikin Museokeskus make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Hameenlinna (Aulanko & Hame Castle). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, look for gifts at Hameenkatu, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tampere sightseeing planning site.

Drive from Ahtari to Tampere in 2 hours. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 30: