4 days in Lakeland Itinerary

4 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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4 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  4​h
1
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
3
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Helsinki to Savonlinna is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in November, you will find days in Savonlinna are slightly colder (1°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

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night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Kuopio trip planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

2
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 14th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere online tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, daytime highs in Tampere are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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