9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
4
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
5
Kouvola
— 2 nights

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Pack the 2nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel route website.

Tallinn, Estonia to Tampere is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, thentake in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, thenexamine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip planning website.

You can drive from Tampere to Kuopio in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Nature Parks
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RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip maker site.

Drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

2
nights
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 6th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lemin kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Sammonlahden Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Ristikankaan kappeli, pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, thenexplore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, take an in-depth tour of South Karelia Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, thensee the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, thensee the interesting displays at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, thensee the interesting displays at Kouvola Tube Radio Museum, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola day trip site.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature Parks Museums
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Model Railroad Museum Kouvola ©
Model Railroad Museum Kouvola

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