34 days in Lakeland Itinerary

34 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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34 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Malaga
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Kouvola
— 6 nights
train:  45​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Mikkeli
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Joensuu
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Kuopio
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Tampere
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Malaga

6
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Church of Hollola and Stromforsin ruukki. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kouvola: St Michael Church (in Pernaja), Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo & Sapokka Water Garden). Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola day trip website .

Malaga, Spain to Kouvola is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Malaga to Kouvola. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Malaga in July, with highs in Kouvola at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hamina, Kotka, Ruotsinpyhtaa, Hiidenvuori, Church of Hollola
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 23:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

5
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Visit Ruokolahden Kirkko and Joutsenon kirkko for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Salpa Line Museum and Wolkoff House Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lappeenranta: Rautjarven kirkko (in Simpele), Savitaipale Church (in Savitaipale) and Lammassaari Island (in Imatra). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, learn about all things military at Kollaa- Ja Simo Hayha -Museo, don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sammonlahden Church.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip planning website .

You can take a train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in an hour. Other options are to drive; 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 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Imatra, Taipalsaari, Salpa Line Museum, Kollaa- Ja Simo Hayha -Museo, Ylamaa Gem Society
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 28:
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

4
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings and Mikkeli Cathedral. Take a break from the city and head to Linnansaari National Park and Anjan Puisto. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: Savonlinna (Savonlinna Cathedral, Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, & more), Lietvesi Scenic Road (in Puumala) and Museum Juvan (in Juva). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Communications Centre Lokki, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Church.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli route planning site .

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Mikkeli are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Linnansaari National Park, Lietvesi Scenic Road, St. George Church, Museum Juvan
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
The Astuvansalmi rock paintings ©
The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

4
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paha-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Pielinen and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. When in Joensuu, make a side trip to see Koli Shop Retkitupa in Koli, approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and trek along Akka-Koli Hill.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Joensuu online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Mikkeli to Joensuu in 3 hours. In August in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Joensuu Church ©
Joensuu Church

4
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Nikolaos Cathedral and Snellman Park. Step out of the city life by going to Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and Southern Konnevesi National park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuopio: Venajanhiekka (in Rautavaara) and Jyrkkakosken Ruukki (in Sonkajarvi). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower and ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio tour itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Joensuu to Kuopio in 2 hours. August in Kuopio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rautavaara, Jyrkkakosken Ruukki, Southern Konnevesi National park
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

4
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get in touch with nature at Pyha-Hakki National Park and Leivonmaki National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Petajavesi Old Church and Muistojen kappeli (Chapel of remembrance). Venture out of the city with trips to Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi), Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti) and Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu). There's more to do: hike along Paijatsalo Trail and pause for some serene contemplation at Muuramen Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla online holiday planner .

Take a train from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Kuopio in August, Jyvaskyla is little chillier at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Petajavesi, Pyha-Hakki National Park, Muistojen kappeli (Chapel of remembrance), Paijatsalo Trail, Leivonmaki National Park
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church
Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Visavuori and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Your inner history buff will appreciate St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa and Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Koylio Church (in Koylio), Yyteri Beach (in Pori) and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalevan Church, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere journey planner.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Pori, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Koylio Church, Visavuori
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 19:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa

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