14 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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14 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly + train:  6​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Kouvola
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Lahti
— 1 day
train:  1​h
6
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Berlin

2
nights
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 12th (Sun): snap pictures at Hameensilta.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip planning website .

Berlin, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Tampere is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko
Hameensilta ©
Hameensilta

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
night
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 15th (Wed): have fun at HopLop Lappeenranta, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko
HopLop ©
HopLop

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You'll get in some beach time at Lehman and Santalahti Nature Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Repovesi National Park and Valkmusa National Park. When in Kouvola, make a side trip to see St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Kotka, approximately 50 minutes away.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip maker tool .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Valkmusa National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

1
day
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center and then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lahti online route planner .

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Lahti takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

6
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.
Rock Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Pack the 25th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Take a train from Lahti to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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