8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Kuopio
— 1 night
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3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
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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.
Pack the 24th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip site.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Tampere to Kuopio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, then see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): make a trip to Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna holiday website.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. May in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Prisma, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and finally examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta holiday app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 29 — 30: