7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Train
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
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Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 5th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Kuopio attractions planning app.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Kuopio is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Kuopio due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Kuopio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:

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): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

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

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna 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 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

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 7th (Sat), explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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.
Pack the 8th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Tampere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10: