9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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9 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  14​h
1
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Kuhmo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h
End: Geneva


1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, then pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary builder site .

Geneva, Switzerland to Savonlinna is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Geneva to Savonlinna is 1 hour. Traveling from Geneva in May, things will get slightly colder in Savonlinna: highs are around 17°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): examine the collection at Carelicum, don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), then stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, kick back and relax at Honkaniemi Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Joensuu trip planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Joensuu in 2 hours. May in Joensuu sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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2
nights
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Taiga and then identify plant and animal life at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kuhmo online route builder .

Getting from Joensuu to Kuhmo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kuhmo

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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, and then admire the natural beauty at Snellman Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Kuhmo to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. May in Kuopio sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

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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.
Visiting Rauhaniemi Beach and Viikinsaari Island will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas & Wellness and Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Moomin Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Tampere online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas & Wellness
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

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