8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  9​h
1
Kouvola
— 1 day
train:  45​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Kuopio
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Milan

1
day
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Main Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola road trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Kouvola is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Kouvola is 1 hour. Traveling from Milan in August, expect Kouvola to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

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Pyhan Ristin kirkko ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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 12th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko, stop by MyGoodKnife, then take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church
MyGoodKnife ©
MyGoodKnife

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 13th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Joensuu travel tool .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Joensuu in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

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Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni ©
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Kuopio day trip planning site .

You can drive from Joensuu to Kuopio in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, examine the collection at National Police Museum, take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, then see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
Tampere City Library, Metso ©
Tampere City Library, Metso

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