8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 28th (Sat), examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Utti Fort.

Before you visit Kouvola, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kouvola is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Kouvola. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in December, with highs in Kouvola at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 29th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Kouvola to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kouvola in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -7°C in Savonlinna. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 30th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, ponder the world of 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. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio tour planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kuopio to Tampere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
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