10 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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10 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 29th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna day trip planning tool .

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) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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. Go for a jaunt from Lieksa to Koli to see Koli Shop Retkitupa about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, hike along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, Head underground at Pirunkirkko, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lieksa trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lieksa in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo) and Hiidenkirnut (in Askola). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lieksa to Helsinki. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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