12 days in Helsinki, Levi & Lakeland Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki, Levi & Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 1 night
Drive
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
6
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Berlin

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder site.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Helsinki is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 7th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarkitunturi.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Levi online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in August, expect Levi to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Kouvola.

Things to do in Levi

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 9th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Levi to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Kouvola: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Mikkeli

— 1 night
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get great views at Naisvuori Observation Tower and then see the interesting displays at Communications Centre Lokki.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Mikkeli are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and then make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Savonlinna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
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 12th (Thu), stroll through Akka-Koli Hill and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Koli National Park itinerary website.

Getting from Savonlinna to Koli National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and then stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Tampere takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14: