7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Kouvola
— 1 night
train:  45​min
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen

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Kouvola

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Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip itinerary builder tool .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Kouvola is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Lappeenranta.

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Repovesi National Park

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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 20th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

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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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

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Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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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 (Tue): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

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Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
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Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

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Drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Kuopio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

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Kuopio Art Museum
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Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stroll through Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

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Getting from Kuopio to Tampere by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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