7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland trip planner

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, 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 don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta travel website.

Baden-Baden, Germany to Lappeenranta is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Baden-Baden to Lappeenranta due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Baden-Baden, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lappeenranta, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind 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.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip builder app.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

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, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary maker website.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27: