7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Newark

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hatanpaa Arboretum and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Step out of the city life by going to Rauhaniemi Beach and Viikinsaari Island. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere sightseeing planning tool.

Newark, USA to Tampere is an approximately 16- hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in July, expect Tampere to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip maker.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Snellman Park
Snellman Park
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Room Escape Games

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Savonlinna travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kuopio to Savonlinna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kouvola trip builder.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kouvola in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Trails Wildlife Outdoors
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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