8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
4
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport

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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Finlayson Church. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

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Copenhagen, Denmark to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Copenhagen to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

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 20th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 21st (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

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You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

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 22nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

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Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 23rd (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, then see the interesting displays at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

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You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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