3 days in Lakeland Itinerary

3 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Train:  1 h 30 min
1
Kouvola
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Helsinki

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola trip planner.

Helsinki to Kouvola is an approximately 1.5- hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 16th (Tue), look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna visit planning app.

Drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tampere travel planning site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of flight and train. October in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach