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 Berlin

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Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola online tour planner.

Berlin, Germany to Kouvola is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): soothe aching muscles at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and then step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

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 25th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna route website.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
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Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kuopio trip planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tampere.
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with a short trip to Hame Castle in Hameenlinna (about 1h 5 min away). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, stop by Hameenkatu, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Tampere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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