8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Kuala Lumpur International Airport

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1
day
Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna online journey planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Savonlinna is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Savonlinna. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, expect Savonlinna to be much colder, temps between -1°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
4.4

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 23rd (Mon), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stop by Punnitse & Saasta, see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally admire the striking features of Kuokkalan kartano.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla driving holiday site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games
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Kuokkalan kartano ©
Architectural Building
Kuokkalan kartano
4.3
The Craft Museum of Finland ©
Specialty Museum
The Craft Museum of Finland
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3
nights
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Head to Tallipihan Suklaapuoti and Galleria Rongafor some retail therapy. Vapriikin Museokeskus and National Police Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria & Birthplace of Jean Sibelius). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip app.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Must see
Rauhaniemi Beach
4.7
Museo Militaria ©
Specialty Museum
Museo Militaria
4.7

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Main Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

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

You can drive from Tampere to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Historic Sites · Trails · Wildlife · Museums
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