8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly + Drive:  21 h 15 min
1
Kouvola
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Rio de Janeiro

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 15th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and then steep yourself in history at Utti Fort.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Kouvola is an approximately 21- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Kouvola due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September; daily highs in Kouvola reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Museums Historic Sites
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Model Railroad Museum Kouvola ©
Model Railroad Museum Kouvola

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Rauhaniemi Beach and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Militaria and Moomin Museum. Pack the 20th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso and pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tampere vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

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Museo Militaria
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Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria
Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

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