8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland trip planner

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Make it your trip
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

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Kouvola

— 1 night
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

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

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 29th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at 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:

Kuopio

— 2 nights
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:

Tampere

— 3 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the 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. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
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