9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
4
Tampere
— 4 nights

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Hevoshaan Arboretum, explore the galleries of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola road trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Kouvola is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Brussels to Kouvola, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Hevoshaan Arboretum ©
Hevoshaan Arboretum

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 30th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, thenget engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lappeenranta itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

1
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, thenlook for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

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You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Spy Museum. Get outdoors at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. The adventure continues: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Space Bowling & Billiards Tampere, examine the collection at Lenin Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel route builder site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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