8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland travel route planner

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

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Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip itinerary builder tool.

Bologna, Italy to Kouvola is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bologna to Kouvola. Traveling from Bologna in August, expect Kouvola to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature
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Highlights from your trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and then explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

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 10th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna day trip planning tool.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 11th (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio driving holiday website.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Tampere.
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

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: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tampere tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Tampere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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