5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland attractions planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rome

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Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): examine the collection at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and finally steep yourself in history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip itinerary maker tool.

Rome, Italy to Kouvola is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Rome in August, expect nights in Kouvola to be little chillier, around 13°C, while days are colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 10th (Mon), appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner.

Drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
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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 11th (Tue), explore the activities along Pielinen, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park day trip website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Tampere takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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