10 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lahti
— 3 nights
Drive

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kansallisgalleria and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Design Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Ruotsinpyhtaa (Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa & Stromforsin Ruukki). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, make a trip to Hakaniemi Market, and get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

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

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

1
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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Kuopio online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites · Museums
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1
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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Savonlinna tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

3
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Lahti

Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): do a tasting at Pihamaa Estate & Winery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

Plan my day in Lahti using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lahti in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September in Lahti, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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