34 days in Lakeland Itinerary

34 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kouvola
— 6 nights
2
Lappeenranta
— 5 nights
3
Mikkeli
— 4 nights
4
Joensuu
— 4 nights
5
Kuopio
— 4 nights
6
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
7
Tampere
— 6 nights

6
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Visit World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Church of Hollola and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Kouvola: St Michael Church (in Pernaja), Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo & Sapokka Water Garden) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki, and see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola vacation planner.

Malaga, Spain to Kouvola is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Malaga to Kouvola is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Malaga in July: high temperatures in Kouvola hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hamina, Ruotsinpyhtaa, Kotka, St Michael Church, 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
Church of Hollola ©
Church of Hollola

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.
Sandcastle Lappeenranta and Rautjarven kirkko are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Salpa Line Museum and Joutsenon kirkko. Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Lammassaari Island (in Imatra), Savitaipale Church (in Savitaipale) and Ruokolahden Kirkko (in Ruokolahti). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Taipalsaaren kirkko, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and get engrossed in the history at Kollaa- Ja Simo Hayha -Museo.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Imatra, Taipalsaari, Rautjarven kirkko, Puumalan Lake, Salpa Line Museum
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 28:
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Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake

4
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Get some cultural insight at Olavinlinna Castle and Savonlinna Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mikkeli Cathedral and Pikkukirkko. Explore Mikkeli's surroundings by going to Museum Juvan (in Juva), Lietvesi Scenic Road (in Puumala) and Savonlinna (Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, Paaskylahden kirkko, &more). Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Linnansaari National Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki, don't miss a visit to The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, get outside with Anjan Puisto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Museum Juvan, Lietvesi Scenic Road, Linnansaari National Park, St. George Church
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:
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Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
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 Pielinen. Step out of the city life by going to Ukko-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. Venture out of the city with trips to Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli), Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto (in Lieksa) and Koli National Park (Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, Rasavaara Observation tower, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Joensuu online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Joensuu takes 3 hours. August in Joensuu sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:
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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. Visiting Southern Konnevesi National park and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Nikolaos Cathedral and Jyrkkakosken Ruukki. Go for a jaunt from Kuopio to Rautavaara to see Venajanhiekka about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, and get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Joensuu to Kuopio in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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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St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral
Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Snellman Park
Snellman Park

4
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Escape the urban bustle at Pyha-Hakki National Park and Paijatsalo Trail. Petajavesi Old Church and Muistojen kappeli (Chapel of remembrance) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Jyvaskyla: Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu), Leivonmaki National Park (in Joutsa) and Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko).

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla travel planning app.

Drive from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kuopio in August since evenings lows in Jyvaskyla dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Petajavesi Old Church, Church of Keuruu, Muistojen kappeli (Chapel of remembrance), Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko), 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.
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) will appeal to history buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yyteri Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Koylio Church (in Koylio). Pack the 16th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Pori, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Visavuori
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 19:
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Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius ©
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius

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