12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland trip itinerary maker

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Fly
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Kuopio
Drive
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Tampere
— 5 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to London

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio online trip itinerary builder.

London, UK to Kuopio is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Kuopio is 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Savonlinna.
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 5th (Tue), make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, then walk around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, and finally appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Ristikankaan kappeli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta online journey planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, then find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park, then explore the galleries of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and finally identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip maker.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Tampere

— 5 nights

Manchester of the North

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Hameenlinna (Aulanko, Hame Castle, &more), Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari) and Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, examine the collection at Sara Hilden Art Museum, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tampere driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kouvola to Tampere in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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