10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 4 nights
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Kuopio
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with a short trip to Hame Castle in Hameenlinna (about 1h 5 min away). Pack the 18th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 23rd (Tue), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Kuopio trip planning website.

You can drive from Tampere to Kuopio in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. October in Kuopio sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna travel route planning website.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:

1
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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

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 25th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip maker tool.

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola and then find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola tour planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Kouvola by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27: