5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Aleksanterin Kirkko.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere vacation planning tool .

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. November in Tampere sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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 (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip builder website .

Take a train from Tampere to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. November in Kuopio sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Historic Sites
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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 5th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna route site .

Drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

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