8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland route planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Savonlinna
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Heinavesi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuhmo
— 1 night
Drive to Kajaani Airport, Fly to Brussels

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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko and then explore the historical opulence of Stone Castle of Pirunvuori.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary planning site.

Brussels, Belgium to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in September, things will get a bit cooler in Tampere: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna online route planner.

Getting from Tampere to Savonlinna by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Heinavesi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

Heinavesi

— 2 nights
Heinävesi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. On the 14th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Heinaveden kirkko.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Heinavesi trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Heinavesi in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Heinavesi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Kuhmo

— 1 night
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Boreal Wildlife Centre and then stroll through Wild Taiga.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Kuhmo sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Heinavesi to Kuhmo in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

Kainuu travel guide

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Theme Parks · Castles · Nature & Parks
Kainuu is one of the 19 regions of Finland . Kainuu borders the regions of Northern Ostrobothnia, North Karelia and Northern Savonia. In the east, it also borders Russia.Boreal forest makes up most of the biome in Kainuu. The forest in Kainuu mostly consists of birches, pines and spruces. The atypical regional geography and landscape consist of lakes, hills and vast uninhabited forest areas.The largest lake in the region is the Oulujärvi, one of the largest lakes in Finland. Its shorelines, open waters and islands in Kainuu belong to the municipalities of Vaala, Paltamo and Kajaani.The highest point in Kainuu is the Iso Tuomivaara, located in the municipality of Hyrynsalmi. The regional climate is continental.Culturally Kainuu is part of larger Eastern-Finnish cultural heritage. The dialect of Kainuu is based on Savonian and Karelian dialects.MunicipalitiesThe region of Kainuu is made up of eight municipalities, of which three have city status (marked in bold).Kajaani sub-region: 23px Kajaani (37,664)23px Paltamo (3,493)23px Ristijärvi (1,356)23px Sotkamo (10,524) Kehys-Kainuu sub-region: 23px Hyrynsalmi (2,432)23px Kuhmo (8,820)23px Puolanka (2,784)23px Suomussalmi (8,342)

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