8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Hevoshaan Arboretum, browse the exhibits of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Kouvola trip planner.

Helsinki to Kouvola is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Hevoshaan Arboretum ©
Hevoshaan Arboretum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, thenexamine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, thentake an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Parks Nature
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

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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 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, thenlook for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, thenlearn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, thenlearn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Natural History Museum of Central Finland ©
Natural History Museum of Central Finland

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampere Art Museum. Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing will appeal to history buffs. Pack the 11th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and examine the collection at Lenin Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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