9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland journey builder

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
4
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, and make a trip to Nasinneula Tower.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, Tampere is little chillier than Amsterdam - with highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 15th (Fri), get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio visit site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in Kuopio are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna tour site.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola, get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, and then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta travel website.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Mielakka Ski Center and then trek along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Kouvola sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19: