8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
4
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
5
Kouvola
— 2 nights

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thensee the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

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London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tampere. Traveling from London in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Tampere, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, thenponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kuopio vacation planning site.

Drive from Tampere to Kuopio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna holiday maker website.

Getting from Kuopio to Savonlinna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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 19th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, thenexamine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta holiday planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, thenexplore the galleries of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and then take an in-depth tour of Woikosken Automuseo.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Kouvola by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Woikosken Automuseo
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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