10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
train:  45​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Phoenix

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 5th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Main Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip planner .

Phoenix, USA to Kouvola is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Phoenix to Kouvola. In July, Kouvola is much colder than Phoenix - with highs of 70°F and lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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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 7th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then examine the collection 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 find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Kouvola to Lappeenranta by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Museums
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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.
On the 8th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna day trip planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Tampere Art Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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