5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland travel planner

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Make it your trip
Train
1
Tampere
— 1 day
Drive
2
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 1 day

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally explore the historical opulence of Stone Castle of Pirunvuori.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tampere sightseeing planner.

Vaasa to Tampere is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 11:

Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and then relax and rejuvenate at Tykkimaen Sauna.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kouvola trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kouvola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kouvola are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Historic Sites · Spas · Fun & Games · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 11:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:

Kuopio

— 2 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 13th (Thu), make a trip to Kuopio Harbor, then examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and then explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 12 — 14: