13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 3 nights
2
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
4
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
5
Kouvola
— 3 nights

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Take a break from the city and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. Pack the 31st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Tampere is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zurich in May; daily highs in Tampere reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

2
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): do a tasting at Ollinmaen Viinitila Oy, get great views at Neitvuori, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Anttola Church, and finally contemplate the long history of The Astuvansalmi rock paintings. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Headquarters Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, thensee the interesting displays at Infantry Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Kenkavero, and finally see the interesting displays at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mikkeli tour itinerary app.

Getting from Tampere to Mikkeli by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anttola, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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Headquarters Museum ©
Headquarters Museum
Neitvuori ©
Neitvuori
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thenpause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Mikkeli to Savonlinna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in Savonlinna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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.
On the 7th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, thenlook for gifts at Imatran Kalatalo, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Lempukka Beach, and finally head off the coast to Lammassaari Island. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Imatra
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then wander the streets of Hamina Old Town.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola trip planner.

Take a train from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Hamina Old Town
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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