9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland trip planner

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Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
5
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hameenlinna (Vankilamuseo, Hame Castle, &more). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary builder.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 19th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at Kouvola Tube Radio Museum, then see the interesting displays at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and finally find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kouvola trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Kouvola by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta travel route planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Lappeenranta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

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 23rd (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then admire all the interesting features of Puijo Tower, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kuopio online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24: