7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 2nd (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

Before you visit Kouvola, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Washington DC, USA to Kouvola is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in Kouvola hover around 69°F and lows are around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

1
day
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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 3rd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and then explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip planner .

You can drive from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. August in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

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Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get outdoors at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. Tampere Cathedral and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing will appeal to history buffs. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Hame Castle in Haemeenlinna, approximately 1h 15 min away. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Tampere by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Hame Castle
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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