6 days in Lakeland Itinerary

6 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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6 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Rimini
+2
train + Fly + train:  10​h
1
Tampere
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train:  45​min
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Rimini

1
day
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 6th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tampere day trip app .

Rimini, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 10-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In August, Tampere is little chillier than Rimini - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 7th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
night
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 8th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Nuijamaa Church ©
Nuijamaa Church

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Hevoshaan Arboretum and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip itinerary planning tool .

Take a train from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Hevoshaan Arboretum ©
Hevoshaan Arboretum

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