7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland route planner

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Make it your trip
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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2
Kuopio
— 1 night
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3
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
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5
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria, Hame Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, and see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere itinerary planning tool.

Turku to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Kuopio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Kuopio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

Koli National Park

— 1 night
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 27th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

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 28th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28: