13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo Militaria and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Popular historic sites such as Birthplace of Jean Sibelius and Tampere Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner .

Vienna, Austria to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to Tampere is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Vienna in April: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 8°C and lows are around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

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

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 pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Snellman Park. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, see the interesting displays 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.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daytime highs in Kuopio are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Kuopio

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

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. On the 7th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Wild Taiga and then look for all kinds of wild species at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kuhmo online trip maker .

Drive from Kuopio to Kuhmo in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks Wildlife
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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, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kuhmo to Savonlinna takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

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
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Headquarters Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, examine the collection at Infantry Museum, then make a trip to Kenkavero, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Mikkeli trip planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Mikkeli are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then stop by MyGoodKnife, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, see the interesting displays at Saimaa Kanal Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta online itinerary planner .

Drive from Mikkeli to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Lappeenrannan taidemuseo ©
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 12th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, then identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Main Church. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Mielakka Ski Center.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola driving holiday planning website .

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

Things to do in Kouvola

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko