3 days in Lakeland Itinerary

3 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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3 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  4​h
1
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Helsinki

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 9th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna online trip itinerary builder .

Helsinki to Savonlinna is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, then get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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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. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Museums, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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