8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  29​h
1
Kuopio
— 1 day
Train:  3​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

1
day
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, then admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, and then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio road trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Kuopio is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Kuopio due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Kuopio are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Take a break from the city and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Duck Park (Sorsapuisto). There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Beaches
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 6th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Woikosken Automuseo, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip itinerary tool .

You can take a train from Tampere to Kouvola in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Kouvola sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Woikosken Automuseo
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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