8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  9 h
1
Kouvola
— 1 day
Train:  45 min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: London

1
day
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip planner.

London, UK to Kouvola is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from London to Kouvola, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Kouvola is slightly colder than London - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature Parks
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

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 10th (Tue), explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta trip site.

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Nature Parks
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, thenlook for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Savonlinna are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

1
night
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 12th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Honkaniemi Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Utra Beach, thensee the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, and finally make a trip to Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Joensuu trip planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Joensuu by car takes about 2 hours. In December in Joensuu, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Visit Rauhaniemi Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

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Traveling by car from Joensuu to Tampere takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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