8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly:  10​h
1
Kouvola
— 1 day
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kuopio
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Bristol

1
day
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kouvola day trip planning site .

Bristol, UK to Kouvola is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bristol to Kouvola, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Historic Sites Trails Museums
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Pyhan Ristin kirkko ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 10th (Tue), see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Kuopio tour builder .

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Kuopio are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

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

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rauhaniemi Beach and Spas & Wellness. Visit Birthplace of Jean Sibelius and Finlayson Church for their historical value. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Museo Militaria in Haemeenlinna--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas and head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tampere day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Haemeenlinna
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

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