7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Savonlinna
— 1 day
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
3
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
4
Tampere
— 2 nights

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planning website.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Savonlinna is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Savonlinna due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Copenhagen in December; daily highs in Savonlinna reach -1°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 11th (Tue), see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Kuopio, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Historic Sites
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Petajavesi Old Church, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Leivonmaki National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Petajavesi Old Church, Leivonmaki National Park
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and finally examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then examine the collection at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

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