8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Manchester

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Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip itinerary tool.

Manchester, UK to Kouvola is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

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 17th (Sat), examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ristikankaan kappeli.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lappeenranta day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

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.
On the 19th (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip planning app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Escape the urban bustle at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Family-friendly places like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Rauhaniemi Beach will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tampere vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Tampere takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22: