3 days in Lakeland Itinerary

3 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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3 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
Drive:  6​h
1
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 45​min
End: St. Petersburg


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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 15th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna online trip builder .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Savonlinna is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive 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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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 16th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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