6 days in Lakeland Itinerary

6 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Kouvola
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Lappeenranta
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
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Suomussalmi
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Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and then step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kouvola Tube Radio Museum, then examine the collection at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, and finally get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

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Vaasa to Kouvola is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko.

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Drive from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): hike along Paha-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and finally explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park itinerary app.

Getting from Savonlinna to Koli National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Suomussalmi

— 1 night
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get outside with Hossan Lomakeskus, don't miss a visit to The Silent People, and then see the interesting displays at Suomussalmen Kotiseutumuseo.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Suomussalmi road trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Suomussalmi in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Museums · Outdoors
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