10 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

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10 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

Prague
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
Prague

5
days
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

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Prague, Czech Republic to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Prague, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
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Helsinki Cathedral

1
day
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 8th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Lappeenrannan raatihuone.

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You can take a train from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

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Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 9th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

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Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

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

2
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, look for gifts at Alko, then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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Getting from Savonlinna to Tampere by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
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Suolijarvi Beach

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