3 days in Lakeland Itinerary

3 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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3 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Helsinki

1
day
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 15th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kouvola driving holiday website .

Helsinki to Kouvola is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Parks, #Nature
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

1
night
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, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

You can drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

1
night
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): stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Tampere by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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