8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  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 Kouvola Model Railroad Museum, then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and then contemplate the long history of Utti Fort.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kouvola tour itinerary planning site .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Kouvola is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, with highs in Kouvola at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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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): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car 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. Kick 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 examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. 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) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
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.
Museo Militaria and Moomin Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas & Wellness and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, and pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip site .

Getting from Kuopio to Tampere by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Museo Militaria
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Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
Tampere City Library, Metso ©
Tampere City Library, Metso

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