8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland visit planner

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Fly
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Train
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
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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, 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. Here are some ideas for day two: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then pause 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 22°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games · Museums · Parks · Nature
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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, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

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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 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°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
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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

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, then make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then examine 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. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°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 · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

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 still lots to do: stroll through Sarkanniemi Theme Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Tampere in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

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