6 days in Lakeland Itinerary

6 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland travel route builder

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Lappeenranta
— 1 day
Drive
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Nuremberg

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Lappeenranta

— 1 day

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 10th (Sat), examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip planner.

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). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

Kuopio

— 1 night
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, take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Tampere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14: