10 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

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10 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Lahti
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
End: Helsinki

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stromforsin ruukki. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kansallisgalleria and National Museum of Finland. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument, contemplate the long history of Sederholm House (Sederholmin Talo), and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trips

Ruotsinpyhtaa, Porvoo Old Town
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
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Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kuopio holiday builder website .

You can take a train from Tampere to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Kuopio are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

1
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 22nd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

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Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 23rd (Sun), learn about winemaking at Pihamaa Estate & Winery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lahti online day trip planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lahti in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Lahti

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Arboretum Mustila, Church of Hollola
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Church of Hollola ©
Church of Hollola
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Radio and TV Museum ©
Radio and TV Museum

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