9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
6
Kouvola
— 2 nights

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum, and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Tampere holiday maker site.

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 °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Jyvaskyla

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, thenlearn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, thentake 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 °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
Toivolan Vanha Piha

1
night
Kuopio

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, thenget a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, thenexplore 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 °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

1
night
Savonlinna

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, thenexamine 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 °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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, thencontemplate 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. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

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nights
Kouvola

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

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Woikosken Automuseo
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park

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