9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 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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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Suomussalmi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Juuma
— 1 night
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Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Zurich

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 18th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, browse the exhibits of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, then see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Kouvola is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Kouvola is 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in August, expect nights in Kouvola to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna road trip tool.

Getting from Kouvola to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

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Koli National Park

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 (Thu), hike along Paha-Koli Hill, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and finally explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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

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Suomussalmi

Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): make a trip to The Silent People and then identify plant and animal life at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Hossa National Park.

Plan my day in Suomussalmi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Suomussalmi takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Juuma.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

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Juuma

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read our Juuma route builder site.

Traveling by car from Suomussalmi to Juuma takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Juuma

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

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Tampere

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 24th (Mon): stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, then see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Juuma to Tampere with the Route module. While traveling from Juuma, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tampere, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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