9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland journey planner

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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Ahtari
— 1 night
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Kuopio
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Family-friendly places like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere travel route tool.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Ahtari.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Ahtari

— 1 night
Ähtäri is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ahtari Zoo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ahtari visit website.

You can drive from Tampere to Ahtari in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Ahtari

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:
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Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

For photos and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip website.

Traveling by car from Ahtari to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ahtari in August, Kuopio is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 6th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna travel planner.

Getting from Kuopio to Savonlinna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

Lappeenranta

— 3 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Bring the kids along to Repovesi National Park and Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Kouvola (Model Railroad Museum Kouvola & World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at Sammonlahden Church, admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta journey planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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