9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Kuhmo
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 4 nights
End: London

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 3rd (Tue), examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna day trip planning website .

London, UK to Savonlinna is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Savonlinna is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Savonlinna reach 16°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta journey planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

1
day
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Taiga and then look for all kinds of wild species at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuhmo holiday maker tool .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kuhmo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks Wildlife
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, enjoy some friendly competition at Entertainment Center IsoCee, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kuopio visit planning website .

Traveling by car from Kuhmo to Kuopio takes 3 hours. September in Kuopio sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Nightlife
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tampere day trip website .

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Spas & Wellness
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach