7 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Kouvola
— Few hours
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
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.
On the 8th (Sun), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally admire the masterpieces at Design Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki visit planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Singapore in July, plan for slightly colder days in Helsinki, with highs around 25°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

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.
On the 10th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta day trip planning website .

Take a train from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
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 11th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna holiday maker .

Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kouvola.

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

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hours
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 12th (Thu), delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Savonlinna to Kouvola by car takes about 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

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Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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