8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland visit planner

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

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

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 8th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, thentake in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, thensee the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi. Here are some ideas for day two: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally have fun at Vainolanniemi.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio route tool.

Venice, Italy to Kuopio is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Venice in August; daily highs in Kuopio reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Museums Nature
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
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, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

Plan my trip to Savonlinna with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, thenmake a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, thenexamine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip planning site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Nature Parks
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
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 with an excursion to Hame Castle in Hameenlinna--about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and make a trip to Nasinneula Tower.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Tampere attractions planning app.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Tampere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Hame Castle
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

Similar Plans

12 days in Lakeland, Lapland & Helsinki BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Lakeland BY A USER FROM FINLAND July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 20 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Lapland BY A USER FROM SPAIN July, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Lakeland BY A USER FROM FINLAND July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in Finland BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, kids, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, kids Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in Lakeland BY A USER FROM FINLAND July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki BY A USER FROM INDIA June, teens, popular sights Preferences: June, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Finland BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL July, teens, popular sights Preferences: July, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in Lakeland BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Lakeland BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Lakeland BY A USER FROM GERMANY July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans