4 days in Lakeland Itinerary

4 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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4 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
Drive:  6​h
1
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 45​min
End: St. Petersburg

few
hours
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip maker tool .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Savonlinna is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Savonlinna, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Historic Sites, #Fun & Games
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Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral
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 7th (Sun): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip planning website .

You can take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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