8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
train:  2​h
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta road trip app .

Helsinki to Lappeenranta is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko

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hours
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Tampere.

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Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Popular historic sites such as Tampere Cathedral and Hame Castle are in your itinerary. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Spy Museum, admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere visit planner .

Take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Hame Castle ©
Hame Castle