13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vienna
Fly + Train:  6 h 30 min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Kuhmo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Mikkeli
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
7
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Vienna

3
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 Vapriikin Museokeskus and Vanha Kirkko. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Finlayson Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria & Birthplace of Jean Sibelius). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary builder.

Vienna, Austria to Tampere is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Vienna to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Vienna in April, with highs in Tampere at 8°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Hameenlinna
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Getting from Tampere to Kuopio by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Nature Parks
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland

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 7th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Taiga and then look for all kinds of wild species at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kuhmo day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kuopio to Kuhmo in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Wildlife Parks
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 8th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna road trip website.

Drive from Kuhmo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
night
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at Headquarters Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, then examine the collection at Infantry Museum, then make a trip to Kenkavero, and finally get engrossed in the history at Communications Centre Lokki.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli visit website.

Traveling by bus from Savonlinna to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums Historic Sites
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Headquarters Museum ©
Headquarters Museum
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church ©
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church

2
nights
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 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then stop by MyGoodKnife, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, see the interesting displays at Saimaa Kanal Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Main Church. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Mielakka Ski Center.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola trip itinerary planning website.

Take a train from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Kouvola sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Pyhan Ristin kirkko ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko