10 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

10 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2​h
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
End: Helsinki

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

Plan my Tampere trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Spas Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Kolovesi National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna road trip planning website .

Drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kolovesi National Park, Kerimaki Church
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, stop by Imatran Kalatalo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, and then explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lappeenranta, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Imatra, Salpa Line Museum
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

3
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 hidden gems such as 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. Next up on the itinerary: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey maker .

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

Similar Plans

14 days in Lapland & Helsinki BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Finland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Finland BY A USER FROM FRANCE May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Helsinki & Turku BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Helsinki & Lakeland BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM TURKEY November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans