10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Start: Wellington
Fly + Drive:  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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola holiday website.

Wellington, New Zealand to Kouvola is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Wellington to Kouvola is minus 10 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Wellington in May since evenings lows in Kouvola dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip website.

Getting from Kouvola to Lappeenranta by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, thenappreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

4
nights
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 Viikinsaari Island. Get a sense of the local culture at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, take in the views from Hameensilta, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

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 in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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