15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Lahti (Vesijärvi harbor, Sibelius Hall, & more). Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park and pause for some serene contemplation at Main Church.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola online trip itinerary builder .

Zurich, Switzerland to Kouvola is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Kouvola. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zurich in June: high temperatures in Kouvola hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Lahti
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Lappeenranta is known for historic sites, nature, museums, theme parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, get a sense of history and politics at Lappeenrannan raatihuone, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko.

Make your Lappeenranta itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

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 22nd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi and then trek along Saaristokatu.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kuopio trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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. Visiting Rauhaniemi Beach and Viikinsaari Island will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Hame Castle in Haemeenlinna (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tampere tour itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to 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
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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