12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland holiday builder

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ahtari
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Brussels

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Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Hatanpaa Arboretum make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Suomen Pelimuseo, make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere itinerary site.

Brussels, Belgium to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Ahtari.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 23:

Ahtari

— 1 night
Ähtäri is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ahtari Zoo.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Ahtari trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Ahtari in 2 hours. August in Ahtari sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Ahtari

Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 25th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Kuopio trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Ahtari to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ahtari in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kuopio, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 26th (Fri), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna visit planner.

Drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

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.
On the 27th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal. Here are some ideas for day two: soothe aching muscles at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and then don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Spas · Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and then find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30: