9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland tour planner

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Kuopio
— 1 day
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
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Tampere
— 4 nights
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Kuopio

— 1 day
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Kuopio trip itinerary maker site.

Helsinki to Kuopio is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.
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Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 8th (Sun), get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Savonlinna online journey planner.

Drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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Lappeenranta

— 3 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Parikkala Sculpture Park (in Parikkala) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and soothe aching muscles at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

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Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Tampere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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