6 days in Lakeland Itinerary

6 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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6 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Nuremberg
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Lappeenranta
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Train:  3​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Nuremberg

1
day
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip app .

Nuremberg, Germany to Lappeenranta is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Nuremberg to Lappeenranta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nuremberg in August, you will find days in Lappeenranta are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna online vacation planner .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kuopio day trip planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kuopio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 13th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampere holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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