9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Kuopio
— 1 day
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lahti
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 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 10th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kuopio vacation planner.

Helsinki to Kuopio is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 11th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip site.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): soothe aching muscles at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and then explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip maker website.

Drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Spas
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kouvola trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 15th (Thu), take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor and then examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahti trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kouvola to Lahti in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Lahti, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Hame Castle in Hameenlinna, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tampere travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lahti to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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