9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Kouvola
— 1 day
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Kuopio
— 2 nights
4
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
5
Tampere
— 3 nights

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 7th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kouvola journey planner.

London, UK to Kouvola is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from London in January, expect Kouvola to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
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Pyhan Ristin kirkko ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Savonlinna itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kouvola in January, Savonlinna is a bit cooler at night with lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Snellman Park, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Kuopio Harbor.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Kuopio, expect temperatures between -8°C during the day and -14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Nature · Parks
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

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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 11th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally make a trip to University of Jyvaskyla.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla online trip builder.

You can drive from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Fun & Games
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Natural History Museum of Central Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland
Room Escape Games

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tampere City Library, Metso and National Police Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Rauhaniemi Beach and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Hameenlinna to see Museo Militaria about 52 minutes away. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas and pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Tampere route planning website.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Hameenlinna
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

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