7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Kouvola
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Helsinki

1
day
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, pause for some serene contemplation at Main Church, and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kouvola trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Helsinki to Kouvola is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

4
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Step out of the city life by going to Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lieksa: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara). There's much more to do: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama.

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

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Lieksa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Tampere takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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