10 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night

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Helsinki

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker website.

Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Helsinki. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 18°C and 7°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Adventure
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 13th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, get your bearings at Riihisaari, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Savonlinna by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Church
Pikkukirkko
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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 14th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, and finally take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta tour planning app.

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Architectural Building
Lappeen Marian kirkko
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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari road trip tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Lappeenranta to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lappeenranta in May, with highs in Inari at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): head outdoors with Seven Fells Up. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip planner.

You can drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Safari
Safaris
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Outdoor Activity
Seven Fells Up
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