6 days in Lakeland Itinerary

6 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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6 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Ankara
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Kuhmo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
End: Ankara

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hours
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 7th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner.

Ankara, Turkey to Savonlinna is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ankara to Savonlinna. When traveling from Ankara in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Savonlinna, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
night
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wild Taiga and then look for all kinds of wild species at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kuhmo travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuhmo in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kuhmo

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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 9th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, then examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio day trip planner.

Drive from Kuhmo to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip tool .

Take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

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