9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Groningen
Fly + Drive:  13 h 45 min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Groningen

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hevoshaan Arboretum, get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola tour builder tool.

Groningen, The Netherlands to Kouvola is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Lappeenranta.

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

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

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Getting from Kouvola to Lappeenranta by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 27th (Mon), examine the collection at S/S Salama, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 28th (Tue), explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kuopio online holiday builder.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough 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.
On the 29th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere route tool.

You can take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Tampere

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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