5 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
train:  3​h 45​min
Helsinki
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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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.
For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off toTampere.

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night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Viikinsaari Island. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): examine the collection at Moomin Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island
Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 4th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Riihisaari, then look for all kinds of wild species at Siikalahti Wetland, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna day trip app .

Drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Kummakivi Boulder, Siikalahti Wetland
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

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nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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