9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  7 h 15 min
End: London

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 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary maker tool.

London, UK to Savonlinna is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Savonlinna at 16°C and lows at 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
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 4th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough 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

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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): identify plant and animal life at Wild Taiga and then identify plant and animal life at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kuhmo day trip tool.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Kuhmo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Wildlife Parks
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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. On the 6th (Fri), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, enjoy some friendly competition at Entertainment Center IsoCee, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio attractions planning site.

You can drive from Kuhmo to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. 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.
Pack the 7th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower