8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki

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Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 12th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park and then see the interesting displays at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kouvola trip itinerary planner.

Turku to Kouvola is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums
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Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): walk around The Parikkala Sculpture Park and then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Koli National Park

— 3 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koli National Park: Joensuu (Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla & Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden). The adventure continues: trek along Ukko-Koli Hill and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park attractions planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Koli National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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