9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hevoshaan Arboretum, then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and then hike along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Kouvola is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Brussels to Kouvola, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lappeenranta journey builder app .

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

1
night
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): appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna trip maker website .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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. Visiting Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, enjoy some friendly competition at Space Bowling & Billiards Tampere, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. 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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