5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Savonlinna
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly

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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and stop by Hameenkatu.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get little chillier in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna travel planning tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 2nd (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower and then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kuopio planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around -8°C in January, and nighttime lows around -14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Wildlife
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