5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Tampere
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Tampere

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rauhaniemi Beach and Museo Militaria. Get some cultural insight at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Tampere City Library, Metso. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere vacation planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Tampere. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Museo Militaria, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Kouvola in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online road trip planner .

You can drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral