7 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Kouvola
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Singapore

2
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.
On the 8th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, 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. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

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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. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. When traveling from Singapore in July, plan for little chillier days in Helsinki, with highs around 25°C, while nights are colder with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 10th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 11th (Wed), take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and then wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kouvola in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Stromforsin ruukki, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

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