6 days in Lakeland Itinerary

6 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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6 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Lappeenranta
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Kouvola
— 1 night
train:  45​min
4
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
End: Lappeenranta

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner .

Lappeenranta to Savonlinna is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get in touch with nature at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, admire the striking features of Aleksanterin Kirkko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip maker site .

Getting from Savonlinna to Tampere by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kouvola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 5th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

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Getting from Kouvola to Lappeenranta by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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