7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

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London, UK to Kouvola is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Kouvola. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Lappeenranta.

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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.
On the 3rd (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and then make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

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Traveling by train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car 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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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 4th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. Popular historic sites such as Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko are in your itinerary. Step out of Tampere to go to Hameenlinna and see Hame Castle, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Pack the 7th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach.

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Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Side Trip

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

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