5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna route planner .

London, UK to Savonlinna is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio holiday builder .

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough 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 30th (Mon): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tampere online tour planner .

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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