8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Start: Gdansk
+2
Fly + Bus + 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. Pack the 10th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary builder website.

Gdansk, Poland to Tampere is an approximately 6- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gdansk to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Gdansk in September; daily highs in Tampere reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, enjoy some friendly competition at Entertainment Center IsoCee, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio day trip tool.

You can take a train from Tampere to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Nightlife Nature
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Room Escape Games
Snellman Park
Snellman Park
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 13th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna route maker app.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hevoshaan Arboretum, then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and then see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kouvola online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to 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 ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Hevoshaan Arboretum ©
Hevoshaan Arboretum

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