9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport

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Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Vapriikin Museokeskus. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and stroll around Duck Park (Sorsapuisto).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tampere attractions planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Tampere. Traveling from Brussels in June, Tampere is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip tool.

Getting from Tampere to Savonlinna by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

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 13th (Thu): examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristikankaan kappeli.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta tour planning tool.

Drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 13:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola journey planning site.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

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