10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
2
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Tallinn

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Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then see the interesting displays at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola road trip planning website.

Tallinn, Estonia to Kouvola is an approximately 5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Lappeenranta

— 2 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 21st (Wed), soothe aching muscles at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and then step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Lappeenranta road trip planning website.

You can drive from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna tour site.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
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Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of Tampere to go to Hameenlinna and see Hame Castle, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere planning website.

Getting from Kuopio to Tampere by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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