9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Ankara
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train:  45​min
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Ankara

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get some cultural insight at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Hame Castle. Let the collections at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampere Art Museum capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Lenin Museum, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tampere trip simple and quick.

Ankara, Turkey to Tampere is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ankara to Tampere, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ankara in July, plan for little chillier days in Tampere, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Hame Castle
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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 28th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the galleries of S/S Salama.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner .

You can drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites
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Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then 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.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta tour builder .

Drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 30th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola sightseeing planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Kouvola by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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