5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
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Tampere
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Tallinn

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, and finally examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tampere road trip planning app .

Tallinn, Estonia to Tampere is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Beaches
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Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 8th (Wed), examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio travel tool .

Getting from Tampere to Kuopio by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Parks Nature
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna online trip planner .

Drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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Kouvola

Kouvola
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the engaging exhibits at Kouvola Model Railroad Museum, see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and finally steep yourself in history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kouvola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

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