8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
train:  45​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Shanghai

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night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola road trip website .

Shanghai, China to Kouvola is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Shanghai to Kouvola due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Shanghai in September, with highs in Kouvola at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature Parks
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

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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 18th (Wed): examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip planner .

You can take a train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Nature Parks
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

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

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio travel route planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

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

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto). On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tampere tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Kuopio to Tampere by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Room Escape Games
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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