8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
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 Hamburg

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Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then steep yourself in history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola online trip builder.

Hamburg, Germany to Kouvola is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hamburg to Kouvola. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

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

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 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 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kuopio to Tampere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7: