8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

London
Fly:  9​h
Kouvola
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
London

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 1st (Sun), have fun and explore at Kouvola Model Railroad Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, and then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

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London, UK to Kouvola is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Childrens Museums
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Pyhan Ristin kirkko ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

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You can drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

1
day
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the views from Karkisten Silta, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then take in the exciting artwork at Kuokkalan kartano, and finally see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland.

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Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Jyvaskyla takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

#Museums
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The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland
Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano

4
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sibelius Birthplace and Hameensilta. Museo Militaria and Tampere City Library, Metso will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Traveling by train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Museums, #Parks, #Beaches

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Haemeenlinna
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Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria
Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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