10 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 1 night
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
3
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tampere day trip website.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

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nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, thenexamine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna travel route website.

You can drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, thenstop by Imatran Kalatalo, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress. On your second day here, examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, and then step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta trip planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Imatra, Salpa Line Museum
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Porvoo Old Town, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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