8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 1 day
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Milan

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Kouvola

— 1 day
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Main Church, and finally examine the collection at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip planning site.

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 (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Kouvola is a bit cooler than Milan - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

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.
On the 12th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko, stop by MyGoodKnife, then see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta holiday maker app.

Drive from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Joensuu

— 1 night
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, then admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, and finally admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Joensuu trip planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Joensuu in 3 hours. In August in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Kuopio

— 2 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

Before you visit Kuopio, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Kuopio takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 16th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, examine the collection at National Police Museum, examine the collection at Emil Aaltosen Museo, then see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Tampere in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17: