10 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nuuksio National Park as well as Senate Square. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Katajanokka and Pohjolan toimitalo. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stroll around Kaisaneimi Park, and don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Brussels to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You've now added Kolovesi National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko and then stroll through Kolovesi National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ukko-Koli, Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Pielinen. Escape the urban bustle at Ukko-Koli Hill and Paha-Koli Hill. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Herajarvi Hiking Trail and Koli Shop Retkitupa. There's more to do: trek along Akka-Koli Hill and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park day trip app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Saimaa. On the 24th (Fri), explore the activities along Lake Saimaa. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. In June in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26: