8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Aberdeen

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Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola tour planning site.

Aberdeen, UK to Kouvola is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Aberdeen to Kouvola due to the time zone difference. In July in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive 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 13th (Tue), examine the collection 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 pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 14th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

Find out how to plan Savonlinna trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

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 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
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Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Hatanpaa Arboretum make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Hameenlinna (Aulanko, Hame Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere vacation builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

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