9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Joensuu
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Seoul

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 16th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail. On the next day, get your bearings at Ankkapurha Culture Park and then take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola online travel route planner .

Seoul, South Korea to Kouvola is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Kouvola is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Seoul in July, plan for slightly colder days in Kouvola, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kotka, Stromforsin ruukki
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Ankkapurha Culture Park ©
Ankkapurha Culture Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

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Getting from Kouvola to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): kick back and relax at Honkaniemi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach, then look for gifts at Taitokortteli, and finally look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Iso Myy.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Joensuu trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Joensuu takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Taitokortteli ©
Taitokortteli
Kauppakeskus Iso Myy ©
Kauppakeskus Iso Myy

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Fortress of Suomenlinna. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hakaniemi Market and Katajanokka. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki vacation builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Helsinki. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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