8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive 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
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Katowice

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then look for gifts at Hameenkatu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere tour planner.

Katowice, Poland to Tampere is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Katowice in July, you will find days in Tampere are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

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 13th (Tue): hike along Akka-Koli Hill and then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park route planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 14th (Wed), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Savonlinna travel route app.

Drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

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 15th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and then step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Spas · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: hike along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola vacation site.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17: