9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Brussels

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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.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere online trip itinerary builder.

Brussels, Belgium to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Tampere. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then stroll through Puijo Tower.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kuopio trip app.

Drive from Tampere to Kuopio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): hike along Paha-Koli Hill and then take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Keep things going the next day: trek along Ukko-Koli Hill and then trek along Akka-Koli Hill.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park planning app.

You can drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Arboretum Mustila and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kouvola trip builder tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kouvola in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

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