13 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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13 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, get your game on at Portaali VR, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tampere sightseeing planning site .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 1st (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna online visit planner .

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. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

3
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Lieksa is known for museums, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Akka-Koli Hill, stroll through Herajarvi Hiking Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lieksa trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Savonlinna to Lieksa in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Paateri ©
Paateri

5
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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and stroll around The Esplanadi Park.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lieksa to Helsinki. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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