8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Ahtari Zoo in Ahtari, about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tampere tour itinerary tool.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kouvola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature
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Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 20th (Tue), examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lappeenranta trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Kouvola to Lappeenranta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally stroll through Puijo Tower.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kuopio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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