8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
4
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

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, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see 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 combination of flight and train. 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 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

1
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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, then ponder 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 do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

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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, then see 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 22°C during the day and 13°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
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

1
night
Lappeenranta

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 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, then examine 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. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

2
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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, then explore 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 car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°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 · Trails

Side Trip

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