7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland journey planner

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Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 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.
Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Hame Castle in Hameenlinna--about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip builder app.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also 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 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 23rd (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Tampere to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and then step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta trip planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Lappeenranta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Spas · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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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 25th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Savonlinna vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 26th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio travel planning website.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Kuopio sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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