8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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), examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum, explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, and then take in the history at Utti Fort.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola online driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Kouvola is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In September, Kouvola is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 15th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip builder.

You can drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. 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. On the 16th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, then explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids. On the next day, stroll through Herajarvi Hiking Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lieksa trip planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Lieksa by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio road trip planning site.

Drive from Lieksa to Kuopio in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kuopio are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

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

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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, then try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then let little ones run wild at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto). On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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 look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tampere travel planning tool.

You can take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Duck Park (Sorsapuisto) ©
Duck Park (Sorsapuisto)

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