10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  32​h
1
Kouvola
— 1 day
train:  45​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 4 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Wellington

1
day
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 21st (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kouvola driving holiday planner .

Wellington, New Zealand to Kouvola is an approximately 32-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Wellington to Kouvola due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wellington in May, plan for little chillier nights in Kouvola, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature Parks
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

1
night
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 22nd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta visit app .

Getting from Kouvola to Lappeenranta by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, then steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna tour site .

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Market Square ©
Savonlinna Market Square

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Visiting Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, get your game on at Portaali VR, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and take in the views from Hameensilta.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip app .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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