8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Bucharest

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, explore the galleries of Sarkanniemi Theme Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip app.

Bucharest, Romania to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Bucharest in August, plan for much colder days in Tampere, with highs around 23°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 28th (Sat), ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio tour planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Kuopio in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola online road trip planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kouvola by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:
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