6 days in Lakeland Itinerary

6 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland travel planner

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Make it your trip
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
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Milan Malpensa

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Kouvola

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

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip maker website.

Milan, 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 to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Milan in August, expect Kouvola to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°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

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 10th (Mon), get interesting insight from Tours, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

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 11th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Koli National Park using our trip planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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

Tampere

— 2 nights

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 around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and finally see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tampere road trip site.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Tampere in 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13: