8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
5
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Helsinki

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Vapriikin Museokeskus and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Hameenlinna to see Hame Castle about 1h 5 min away. Pack the 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Suomen Pelimuseo, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For ratings and tourist information, read our Tampere road trip planning app.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. October in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Hame Castle
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 21st (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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 22nd (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, thenpause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, thenpause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, thenexamine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta online day trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip planner.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park