10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Venice
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kuhmo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Kuopio
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h
End: Venice

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kouvola Model Railroad Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Main Church, then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and finally browse the exhibits of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Kouvola online tour planner .

Venice, Italy to Kouvola is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Venice in August; daily highs in Kouvola reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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Kouvola Model Railroad Museum ©
Kouvola Model Railroad Museum

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 12th (Sun), browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna day trip app .

You can drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wild Taiga and then identify plant and animal life at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuhmo vacation builder website .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuhmo in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kuhmo

#Wildlife, #Parks
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

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nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Kuhmo to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kuopio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, stop by Punnitse & Saasta, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kuokkalan kartano.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla online travel planner .

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kuopio in August since evenings lows in Jyvaskyla dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Shopping
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The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland
Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano
Room Escape Games

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, then see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, then see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, and finally kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Museums, #Parks, #Theme Parks
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The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampere City Library, Metso ©
Tampere City Library, Metso

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