8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland trip builder

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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
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5
Kuopio
— 1 night
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Suomussalmi
— 1 night
Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Helsinki

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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, explore the galleries of Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel planner.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Arboretum Mustila and then examine the collection at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

Start your trip to Kouvola by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Tampere to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Lappeenranta

— 1 night

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 18th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and then step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna vacation planner.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi and then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio tour itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Suomussalmi

— 1 night
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stroll through Martinselkonen Wilds Centre and then don't miss a visit to The Silent People.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Suomussalmi day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Suomussalmi takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks · Wildlife
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