8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
4
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
5
Kouvola
— 2 nights

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, meet the residents at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thensee the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary maker site.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, thensee the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio tour planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Kuopio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Parks Nature
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RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

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

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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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 13th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, thenexamine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta online attractions planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

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nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Woikosken Automuseo, thenexplore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, and then take in the history at Utti Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, thenget engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, thensee the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kouvola online travel planner.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Kouvola, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Woikosken Automuseo
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Model Railroad Museum Kouvola ©
Model Railroad Museum Kouvola