9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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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
Drive:  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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, thenlook for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, thenpause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna vacation app.

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. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, don't miss a visit to Lappeen Marian kirkko, thenexplore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and finally don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. 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 get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife
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Pyhan Ristin kirkko ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Birthplace of Jean Sibelius and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Explore hidden gems such as The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas and Tampere City Library, Metso. Venture out of the city with trips to Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria & Hame Castle). Pack the 30th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kouvola to Tampere in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Hameenlinna
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius ©
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius

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