9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  9​h
Kouvola
— Few hours
train:  45​min
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Milan

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 11th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

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Milan, Italy to Kouvola is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Kouvola due to the time zone difference. In August, Kouvola is little chillier than Milan - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Lappeenranta.

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

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 12th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta travel route planner.

You can take a train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

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

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 13th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna travel route builder website .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Kuopio.

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

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night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip maker website .

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 August, daytime highs in Kuopio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to Jyvaskyla.

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

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 15th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, then stop by Punnitse & Saasta, then snap pictures at Karkisten Silta, and finally take in the views from Kuokkalan silta.

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Getting from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kuopio in August since evenings lows in Jyvaskyla dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Punnitse & Saasta ©
Punnitse & Saasta

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

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You can take a train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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