17 days in Lakeland Itinerary

17 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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17 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Kuhmo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
7
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Milan

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Popular historic sites such as Tampere Cathedral and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Milan in August, things will get little chillier in Tampere: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Get in touch with nature at Valkeisenlampi and Snellman Park. Popular historic sites such as St. Nikolaos Cathedral and Lutheran Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, hike along Saaristokatu, and do a tasting at Alahovi Berry Wine Farm.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kuopio visit planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Kuopio

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Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran 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. On the 17th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Wild Taiga and then identify plant and animal life at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kuhmo online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Kuhmo takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks Wildlife
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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. On the 18th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, kick back and relax at Honkaniemi Beach, then kick back and relax at Utra Beach, and finally find something for the whole family at Treetop Adventure Park. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko.

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Traveling by car from Kuhmo to Joensuu takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Joensuu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 20th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna visit planner .

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. 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
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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): explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko, take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korpikeidas.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta planning app .

Drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the 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. Step out of the city life by going to Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hevoshaan Arboretum, get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park, and examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola vacation maker site .

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. 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
Hevoshaan Arboretum ©
Hevoshaan Arboretum
Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park

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