10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  8​h
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
5
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Milan

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Hame Castle). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, examine the collection at Lenin Museum, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Tampere itinerary planner.

Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Tampere is 1 hour. Traveling from Milan in August, things will get little chillier in Tampere: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Hameenlinna
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 5th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna vacation planner .

Drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

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 7th (Fri): examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Kouvola: Lahti (Sibelius Hall, Motorcycle Museum of Finland, & more) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip planning site .

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lahti, Woikosken Automuseo
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland

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