8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive

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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Hame Castle in Hameenlinna, approximately Hameenlinna away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, look for gifts at Hameenkatu, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tampere trip maker.

Tartu, Estonia to Tampere is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio online route planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 10th (Sat), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

Lappeenranta

— 3 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Change things up with a short trip to Repovesi National Park in Kouvola (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, relax and rejuvenate at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Mall Galleria.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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