8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Utti Fort.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola holiday planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Kouvola is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Kouvola, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, things will get a bit cooler in Kouvola: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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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.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna online trip planner .

Getting from Kouvola to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kouvola in December since evenings lows in Savonlinna dip to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally have fun at Vainolanniemi.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kuopio route builder .

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo
Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, theme parks, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tampere online tour itinerary planner .

Take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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