8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Gdansk
Fly + train:  6​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Gdansk

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get outdoors at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere holiday planner .

Gdansk, Poland to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Gdansk to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Gdansk in September, with highs in Tampere at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Childrens Museums Theme Parks
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 12th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Snellman Park, watch a film at Entertainment Center IsoCee, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Nightlife Nature
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 13th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna route builder site .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

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

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Hevoshaan Arboretum, then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and then see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola vacation planning app .

Getting from Savonlinna to Kouvola by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

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

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