7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland attractions planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Zurich

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola trip planning site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Kouvola is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Kouvola. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Zurich in August: highs in Kouvola hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Museums · Historic Sites
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Lappeenranta

— 1 night

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 5th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and then step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta travel route tool.

Getting from Kouvola to Lappeenranta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Spas · Museums · Historic Sites
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Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio day trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tampere.
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tampere road trip planner.

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 in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
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