8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Pack the 4th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

Before you visit Tampere, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Paris, France to Tampere is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Tampere. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

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

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. 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
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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 8th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta road trip planning site.

Drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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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 wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Main Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola trip planner.

Take a train from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Pyhan Ristin kirkko ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko

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