7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Helsinki

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 19th (Fri), delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kouvola trip planner .

Helsinki to Kouvola is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planner .

You can drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

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

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 22nd (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kuopio travel route builder site .

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Tampere.

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Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Kuopio to Tampere by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can take a train back home.

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

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