7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
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Kuopio
— 1 day
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Kuopio

— 1 day
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 17th (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kuopio road trip planner.

Helsinki to Kuopio is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.
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Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 18th (Sun), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

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 19th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and then explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta road trip planning website.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Spas
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Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola road trip planning site.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature
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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of Tampere to go to Hameenlinna and see Hame Castle, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, stop by Hameenkatu, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Kouvola to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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