5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
train:  5​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: St. Petersburg

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tampere Cathedral and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. You'll get in some beach time at Rauhaniemi Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tampere road trip tool .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Tampere is an approximately 6-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 4°C in Tampere. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 11th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip website .

You can drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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