15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Vuokatti
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
Kouvola
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: London

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Bring the kids along to Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Rauhaniemi Beach. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and make a trip to Nasinneula Tower.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from London to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vuokatti.

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#Fun & Games, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

1
night
Vuokatti

Vuokatti ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara, then enjoy some friendly competition at Vuokatti Bowling, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vuokatti trip planner .

You can drive from Kuopio to Vuokatti in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Vuokatti

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Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti ©
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara
Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 27th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna tour itinerary site .

You can drive from Vuokatti to Savonlinna in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Lappeenranta is known for historic sites, nature, museums, theme parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta trip website .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko

4
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kouvola: Lahti (Sibelius Hall, Vesijärvi harbor, & more). Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park and gain insight at Kouvola Model Railroad Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola vacation planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Kouvola by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Nature

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Lahti
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Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

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