10 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kouvola
— 3 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Get outdoors at Valkmusa National Park and Lehman. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sapokka Water Garden and Kokkovuori (Bonfire Mountain). Change things up with these side-trips from Kouvola: Kotka (Sibelius Park, Maritime Centre Vellamo, &more) and Huutjarvi Lake (in Siltakyla).

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola driving holiday site.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Kouvola is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Kouvola. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Siltakyla
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Lehman ©
Lehman

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): examine the collection at S/S Salama, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 27th (Mon), hike along Akka-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herajarvi Hiking Trail. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Makravaara Hill, hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Savonlinna to Koli National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Herajarvi Hiking Trail ©
Herajarvi Hiking Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Aurlahti Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Katajanokka. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town) and Kirkkonummen kirkko (in Kirkkonummi). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Kaivopuisto, steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and get lost in a book at The National Library of Finland.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo, Aurlahti Beach, Kirkkonummen kirkko
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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