8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland trip planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
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 Pula

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Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Church of Hollola (in Hollola), Lappeenranta (Lappeen Marian kirkko & Lappeenranta Fortress) and Lahti (Musical Fountain, Vesijärvi harbor, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola trip itinerary planner.

Pula, Croatia to Kouvola is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Pula in August, things will get a bit cooler in Kouvola: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 31st (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio tour itinerary website.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kuopio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Pack the 2nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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

You can drive from Kuopio to Tampere in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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