5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Kuopio
— 1 day
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Budapest

1
day
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, then have fun at Vainolanniemi, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip itinerary planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Kuopio is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Budapest in January: high temperatures in Kuopio hover around -8°C and lows are around -14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Parks Nature
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tampere tour app .

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 January, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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