9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Kouvola
— 1 night
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Koli National Park
— 1 night
4
Suomussalmi
— 2 nights
5
Juuma
— 1 night
6
Tampere
— 2 nights

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Kouvola

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, thensee 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 °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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Savonlinna

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, thenexamine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenappreciate 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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 Outdoors Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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Koli National Park

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, thentrek 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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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Suomussalmi

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
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Hossa National Park
Hossa National Park
The Silent People ©
The Silent People

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Juuma

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 °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Juuma

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

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Tampere

Tampere ©
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, thenidentify 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, thensee the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, thenpause 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 °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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