10 days in Porvoo & Lakeland Itinerary

10 days in Porvoo & Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Porvoo
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Porvoo
— 1 day
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Amsterdam

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Porvoo

— 1 day
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop and then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Porvoo trip itinerary maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Porvoo is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Porvoo due to the time zone difference. August in Porvoo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 4th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo and then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kouvola trip planner.

Drive from Porvoo to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

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 6th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and then step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

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Getting from Kouvola to Lappeenranta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Spas · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then stroll through Puijo Tower.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kuopio route website.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, and get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Tampere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12: