9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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. On the 24th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Hevoshaan Arboretum, then browse the exhibits of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola tour itinerary planner .

Groningen, Holland to Kouvola is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Groningen to Kouvola, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. May in Kouvola sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Lappeenranta.

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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night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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 26th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Nature Parks
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit 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 don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planning website .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 28th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then get a sense of history and 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 photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio sightseeing planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kuopio are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
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), see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tampere day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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