8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Zaragoza
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Lappeenranta
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 4 nights
+2
train + Fly + train:  10​h
End: Zaragoza

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere 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.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta journey planning site .

Zaragoza, Spain to Lappeenranta is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Zaragoza to Lappeenranta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Zaragoza in August: highs in Lappeenranta hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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

1
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 19th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

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You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 20th (Mon), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Kuopio Art Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Fun & Games, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Room Escape Games
Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Rauhaniemi Beach and Suolijarvi Beach. Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Tampere Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Hame Castle in Haemeenlinna--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

To find maps and tourist information, read our Tampere vacation maker .

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Hame Castle
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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