11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kuopio
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Woikosken Automuseo, then explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kouvola trip itinerary maker .

Barcelona, Spain to Kouvola is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in August; daily highs in Kouvola reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Woikosken Automuseo, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 26th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip planner.

You can take a train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
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 28th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna route planner .

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 29th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Orinoro Gorge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and then have fun at Vainolanniemi.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kuopio online visit planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kuopio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Orinoro Gorge
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Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Sarkanniemi Theme Park, let little ones run wild at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

Before you visit Tampere, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Hame Castle
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Room Escape Games
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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