5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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5 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h
1
Kouvola
— 1 day
train:  45​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London


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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola holiday planner .

London, UK to Kouvola is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Kouvola. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in Kouvola reach 8°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can take a train to Lappeenranta.

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

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night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip planner.

You can take a train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

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night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 21st (Sun), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Kuopio by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daytime highs in Kuopio are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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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 22nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Tampere online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Kuopio to Tampere by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. April in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
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