7 days in Lakeland & Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland & Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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7 days in Lakeland & Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Katowice
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Katowice

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola tour planner.

Katowice, Poland to Kouvola is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Katowice in August: highs in Kouvola hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, then walk around Hupisaaret Park, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kouvola to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Safaris

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 23rd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Oulu to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Turku route planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 25th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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