17 days in Lakeland Itinerary

17 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 4 nights
2
Kuopio
— 3 nights
3
Kuhmo
— 1 night
4
Joensuu
— 2 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
7
Kouvola
— 3 nights

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get some cultural insight at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Escape the urban bustle at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. Pack the 11th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, and examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere vacation builder tool.

Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Tampere is 1 hour. In August, Tampere is little chillier than Milan - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Nikolaos Cathedral and Alahovi Berry Wine Farm. Visiting Valkeisenlampi and Snellman Park will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, hike along Saaristokatu, and pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kuopio trip maker site.

You can drive from Tampere to Kuopio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Fun & Games Museums
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Snellman Park
Snellman Park
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo

1
night
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Taiga and then look for all kinds of wild species at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kuhmo trip planner.

Getting from Kuopio to Kuhmo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Wildlife Parks
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Honkaniemi Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach, and finally whizz through the canopy at Treetop Adventure Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, don't miss a visit to Joensuu Church, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Joensuu journey planner.

You can drive from Kuhmo to Joensuu in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Joensuu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Joensuu Church ©
Joensuu Church
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

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

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Joensuu to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) 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
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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 (Wed): make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeen Marian kirkko, get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korpikeidas.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, 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. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Get outdoors at Repovesi National Park and Hevoshaan Arboretum. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum, and get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) 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
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Hevoshaan Arboretum ©
Hevoshaan Arboretum

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