8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 14th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum, explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Utti Fort.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola trip itinerary tool .

London, UK to Kouvola is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Traveling from London in September, things will get little chillier in Kouvola: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature Parks Museums
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 15th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner .

You can drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

2
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take an unorthodox tour of Uhrihalkeama, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally get outside with Neitikoski Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail and then take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lieksa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lieksa takes 3.5 hours. September in Lieksa sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

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night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 18th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kuopio trip planner.

Drive from Lieksa to Kuopio in 3 hours. September in Kuopio sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then let little ones run wild at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip tool .

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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