8 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Joensuu
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

3
days
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Family-friendly places like Arboretum Mustila and Lehman will thrill your kids. Step out of the city life by going to Santalahti Nature Trail and Riverside Park. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa) and Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa).

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip planning tool .

London, UK to Kouvola is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from London to Kouvola, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Stromforsin ruukki, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Lehman ©
Lehman

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 21st (Thu): pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

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Drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

1
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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 22nd (Fri), stroll through Honkaniemi Beach and then look for gifts at Taitokortteli.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Joensuu trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Savonlinna to Joensuu by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Taitokortteli ©
Taitokortteli

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, look for gifts at Taiga Colors, then stop by Artisaani, then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Helsinki. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Shopping, #Museums
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori

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