7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 7th (Sun), pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip website .

Helsinki to Savonlinna is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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 Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Get outdoors at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kouvola journey tool .

Getting from Tampere to Kouvola by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

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