11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
2
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
4
Kuopio
— 2 nights
5
Tampere
— 3 nights

2
nights
Kouvola

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

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Barcelona, Spain to Kouvola is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Kouvola due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in August, with highs in Kouvola at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the 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 ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then steep yourself in history at Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta online road trip planner.

You can take a train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive 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
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna vacation planner.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 29th (Thu), explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Orinoro Gorge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and then have fun at Vainolanniemi.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kuopio online day trip planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kuopio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Parks · 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.
Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Hame Castle in Hameenlinna, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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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 August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish 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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