3 days in Lakeland Itinerary

3 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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3 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Vaasa
train:  2​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
End: Vaasa

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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 14th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere travel route planning tool .

Vaasa to Tampere is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Spas & Wellness
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio planning tool .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

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