8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train:  45​min
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Paris

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tampere Cathedral and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. We've included these beaches for you: Rauhaniemi Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Paris, France to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get a bit cooler in Tampere: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 7th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planner .

Drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

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 8th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

Make your Lappeenranta itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Nuijamaa Church ©
Nuijamaa Church

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Main Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola trip planner .

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko

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