8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Lieksa
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Hameenlinna
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 17th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, then identify plant and animal life at Hiidenvuori, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola road trip planning tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kouvola is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you will find days in Kouvola are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are colder (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Sapokka Water Garden, Hiidenvuori
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lappeenranta tour planning tool .

You can take a train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

1
night
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lieksa trip maker app .

Drive from Lappeenranta to Lieksa in 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

3
nights
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ahvenisto and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Change things up with these side-trips from Hameenlinna: Tampere (Vapriikin Museokeskus, Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, & more) and Pyhan Birgitan kirkko (in Lempaala).

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hameenlinna holiday planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lieksa to Hameenlinna. In August, daily temperatures in Hameenlinna can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tampere, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, Nuuksio National Park
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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