9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Geneva
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
Tampere
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  7​h
Geneva

1
day
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola online travel planner .

Geneva, Switzerland to Kouvola is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Geneva to Kouvola, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Geneva in May; daily highs in Kouvola reach 18°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Lappeenranta.

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

1
day
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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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 22nd (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
day
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip planning app .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Kuopio are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Tampere.

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Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Escape the urban bustle at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, have fun at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planning website .

Take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
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Suolijarvi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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