12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Ahtari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
6
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Zurich

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 1h 15 min away. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and make a trip to Nasinneula Tower.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Tampere is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Zurich in July, with highs in Tampere at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ahtari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

1
night
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): get to know the resident critters at Ahtari Zoo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ahtari trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Ahtari takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ahtari are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Ahtari

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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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 team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, and finally ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Ahtari to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. In July in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

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

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow 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

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 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

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

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nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

To find where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Kouvola driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

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

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