22 days in Lakeland Itinerary

22 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 6 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Los Angeles

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Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Lahti (Vesijärvi harbor & Motorcycle Museum of Finland). Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

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Los Angeles, USA to Kouvola is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 10 hours. In August, Kouvola is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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Lappeenranta

— 3 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lappeenranta: Mikkeli (Kenkavero & Mikkeli Cathedral). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, relax and rejuvenate at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola, and see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress.

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Traveling by car from Kouvola to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Nature · Spas · Parks

Side Trip

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Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko and then stroll around The Parikkala Sculpture Park.

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Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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Koli National Park

— 4 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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, make a trip to Paateri, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

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Getting from Savonlinna to Koli National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

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Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. September in Kuopio sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Wildlife · Parks
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Jyvaskyla

— 2 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland and then examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Finnish Air Force Museum and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

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You can drive from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kuopio in September since evenings lows in Jyvaskyla dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
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Tampere

— 6 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria & Hame Castle). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Moomin Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

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Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in September, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

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