8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 3 nights
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
4
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
5
Kouvola
— 1 night

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visiting Hatanpaa Arboretum and Viikinsaari Island will get you outdoors. Step out of Tampere to go to Hameenlinna and see Hame Castle, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Pack the 1st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere online sightseeing planner.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Hame Castle
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 5th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then stroll around Snellman Park, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Kuopio are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Parks
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Snellman Park
Snellman Park
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

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 6th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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 7th (Sun), make a trip to 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 take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta road trip app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola sightseeing planning website.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

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