9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Kouvola
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Columbia

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

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Columbia, USA to Kouvola is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Columbia in September; daily highs in Kouvola reach 59°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, then contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

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Drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

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

2
nights
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 3rd (Mon): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Tampere sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

4
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.
Pack the 6th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, and pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument.

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You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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

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