12 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Kuopio
— 2 nights
3
Kuhmo
— 1 night
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
6
Lahti
— 3 nights

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Pack the 20th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Rome, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Rome to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Helsinki is slightly colder than Rome - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
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Kuopio

Kuopio
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 22nd (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, thenget a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, thensee the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, thensee the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally make a trip to Kuopio Harbor.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Kuopio are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Museums
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Snellman Park
Snellman Park
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

1
night
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kuhmo trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Kuhmo takes 3.5 hours. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks Wildlife
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 25th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenappreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kuhmo to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
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 26th (Fri): make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, thensee the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

Before you visit Lappeenranta, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Imatra
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Popular historic sites such as Church of Hollola and Kymi Church are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hame Castle and The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahti: Riverside Park (in Kotka), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Tykkimaki Amusement Park (in Kouvola).

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lahti online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Church of Hollola, Hame Castle, Arboretum Mustila, The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland
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Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Church of Hollola ©
Church of Hollola

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