9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Start: Taipei
Fly + Drive:  17 h
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  4 h
5
Hameenlinna
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Taipei

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 10th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola route planning tool.

Taipei, Taiwan to Kouvola is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Taipei Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Taipei in June; daily highs in Kouvola reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature Parks
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

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.
On the 11th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Nature Parks
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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 12th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planning site.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

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

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nights
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hameenlinna: Tampere (Sarkanniemi Theme Park, Hameensilta, &more). There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Hame Castle.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Hameenlinna trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kuopio to Hameenlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Tampere
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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