9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
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Kuopio
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
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Tampere

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere online attractions planner.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

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Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): go for a walk through Tourujoen Luontopolku, then learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, and finally examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

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

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 12th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kuopio trip site.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

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

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

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Lappeenranta

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 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ristikankaan kappeli.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Woikosken Automuseo and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and then get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kouvola using our trip planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16: