16 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

16 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
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Kouvola
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

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 Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Jokioinen Museum Railway and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Parola to see The Parola Armour Museum about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For ratings and more tourist information, use the Tampere visit planner.

Detroit, USA to Tampere is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Detroit in November: highs in Tampere hover around 37°F, while lows dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
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Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
4.4

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum, then examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Tampere to Kuopio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 35°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Specialty Museum
Kuopion Korttelimuseo
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Art Museum
Kuopio Art Museum
4.3

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 7th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip builder website.

Drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 35°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Church
Pikkukirkko
4.7

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, see the interesting displays at Saimaa Kanal Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and finally admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. In November in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:
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History Museum
Wolkoff House Museum
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Specialty Museum
Lappeenranta Fortress
4.4

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Repovesi National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Get in touch with nature at Mielakka Ski Center and Beach Mansikkalahti. Change things up with these side-trips from Kouvola: Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Linden Esplanade (in Kotka). There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Ristin kirkko.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola journey maker.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°F in November, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Geologic Formation
Hiidenvuori
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Wildlife Area
Arboretum Mustila
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Appreciate the collections at Kansallisgalleria and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Helsinki are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Must see
Katajanokka
4.3

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