11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Kuwait City

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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: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour planning site.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Tampere is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Kuwait City to Tampere, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuwait City in August, with highs in Tampere at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Puijo Tower.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kuopio online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

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 2nd (Thu): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna journey planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

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 3rd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and then explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Spas
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:
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