7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hatanpaa Arboretum and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere journey website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Tampere. Traveling from Zurich in July, expect Tampere to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

1
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Lappeenranta

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 8th (Thu), examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 9th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, then examine the collection at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

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Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

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