9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Linkoping
Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Kouvola
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Linkoping

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna vacation planning tool .

Linkoping, Sweden to Savonlinna is an approximately 17.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Linkoping to Savonlinna, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

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 28th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko, then explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta online tour planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Museums
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo ©
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Kouvola day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

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Pyhan Ristin kirkko ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Museo Militaria. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tampere Cathedral and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius. Step out of Tampere to go to Haemeenlinna and see Hame Castle, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Hameenlinna
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius ©
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius
Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria

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