8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  14​h
1
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Paris

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then examine 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, examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi.

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Paris, France to Kuopio is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. While traveling from Paris, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kuopio, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Museums Nature
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Room Escape Games
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car 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
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

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.
On the 18th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of Tampere to go to Hameenlinna and see Hame Castle, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere planner .

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Tampere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Hame Castle
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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