8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, thenexamine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi. Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thenexamine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally have fun at Vainolanniemi.

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Paris, France to Kuopio is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Kuopio due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kuopio, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Museums Parks
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thenexamine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planning website.

Getting from Kuopio to Savonlinna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

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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 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, thendon't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, thenget engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Parks Nature
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Hame Castle in Hameenlinna, approximately Hameenlinna away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, see the interesting displays at Spy Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Tampere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Hame Castle
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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