8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Copenhagen

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Hameenlinna (Aulanko, Hame Castle, &more). Pack the 17th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tampere vacation planning website.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Tampere. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tampere to Kuopio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Kuopio sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 21st (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna vacation builder app.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

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 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 23rd (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola route planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:
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