10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sao Paulo

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 2nd (Thu), stop by Poikilo - Museums. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kouvola trip itinerary website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Kouvola is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Kouvola is 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in May, with highs in Kouvola at 18°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lahti
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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 5th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta takes an hour. Alternatively, you can 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 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Parks Nature
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

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 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visiting Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Galleria Ronga. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 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 your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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