10 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Savonlinna
— 1 night
2
Lieksa
— 3 nights
3
Helsinki
— 5 nights

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna online holiday planner.

London, UK to Savonlinna is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from London to Savonlinna, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

3
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Explore Lieksa's surroundings by going to Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Koli National Park (Rasavaara Observation tower, Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Paateri, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lieksa road trip app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lieksa takes 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Paateri ©
Paateri

5
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.
Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Hiidenkirnut (in Askola) and Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lieksa to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Hiidenkirnut
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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