8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, then see the interesting displays 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.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip app .

Venice, Italy to Kuopio is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Venice to Kuopio, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Venice in August; daily highs in Kuopio reach 22°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can 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

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 10th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (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

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 11th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta holiday planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive 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

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 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, see the interesting displays at Postal Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tampere road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Tampere in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can 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 ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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