8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland tour itinerary planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Tel Aviv

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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 Rauhaniemi Beach. Explore hidden gems such as The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo) and Vankilamuseo. Step out of Tampere to go to Valkeakoski and see Visavuori, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and get engrossed in the history at Milavida Museo.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary maker website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tampere is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for little chillier days in Tampere, with highs around 23°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Jyvaskyla, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and finally gain insight at The Craft Museum of Finland.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Tampere to Jyvaskyla by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
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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 20th (Fri), trek along Paha-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Koli National Park in 4 hours. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 21st (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kouvola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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