9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kouvola is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect nights in Kouvola to be much colder, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

2
nights
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): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Rautjarven kirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Imatrankoski Church, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and finally head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Imatra, Rautjarven kirkko
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Rautjarven kirkko ©
Rautjarven kirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

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You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Birthplace of Jean Sibelius and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Hameenlinna: Tampere (Hatanpaa Arboretum & Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower).

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hameenlinna trip planning website .

Getting from Savonlinna to Hameenlinna by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tampere, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, Nuuksio National Park
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius ©
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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