8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train:  45​min
5
Kouvola
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of the city life by going to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Viikinsaari Island. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Haemeenlinna to see Hame Castle about 1h 15 min away. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

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Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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), enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, then take in nature's colorful creations at Snellman Park, and finally ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Historic Sites Parks
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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

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You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can 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), explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

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Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

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