7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Kuopio
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  8​h
End: Istanbul

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hours
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces 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 where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kuopio trip itinerary builder .

Istanbul, Turkey to Kuopio is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Kuopio, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in July, things will get little chillier in Kuopio: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Historic Sites
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Kuopio Art Museum ©
Kuopio Art Museum
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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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 10th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta online route planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip app .

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Tampere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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