12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 3 nights
2
Ahtari
— 1 night
3
Kuopio
— 2 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
6
Kouvola
— 2 nights

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Step out of Tampere to go to Hameenlinna and see Hame Castle, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and examine the collection at Spy Museum.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Zurich to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zurich in July: high temperatures in Tampere hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Ahtari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Hame Castle
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
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Ahtari

Ahtari ©
Ähtäri is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ahtari Zoo.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ahtari online holiday planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Ahtari in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ahtari can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Ahtari

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, thenexamine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, thensee the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, and finally ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio journey planning app.

You can drive from Ahtari to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Parks Museums
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thenexamine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner.

Drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

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

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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 21st (Sun): examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, thendon't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, thenexamine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta day trip planning tool.

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Viewing Platform in Puumala
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 23rd (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kouvola online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park

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