5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport

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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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Rome, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Tampere: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Koli National Park

— 1 night
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.
On the 10th (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, hike along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Tampere to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 12th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, then see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kouvola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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