16 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

16 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Suomussalmi
— 1 night
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
3
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
4
Hameenlinna
— 4 nights
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights

1
night
Suomussalmi

Suomussalmi
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre and then don't miss a visit to The Silent People. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hossa National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Suomussalmi trip website.

London, UK to Suomussalmi is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Suomussalmi is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hossa National Park
Hossa National Park
The Silent People ©
The Silent People

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Step off the beaten path and head to Olavinlinna Castle and St. George Church. Get some historical perspective at Salpa Line and Paaskylahden kirkko. Go for a jaunt from Savonlinna to Parikkala to see Siikalahti Wetland about 58 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral and pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Suomussalmi to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

St. George Church, Salpa Line, Siikalahti Wetland
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sandcastle Lappeenranta and Lauritsala Church. Step out of the city life by going to Saimaa Canal and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Lammassaari Island (in Imatra), Ruokolahden Kirkko (in Ruokolahti) and Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral (in Hamina). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lammassaari Island, Ruokolahden Kirkko, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

4
nights
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. Get in touch with nature at Torronsuo National Park and Linna Golf & Country Club. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hame Castle and Church of Hollola. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hameenlinna Church, get engrossed in the history at Palander House, contemplate the long history of Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, and explore the world behind art at Hameenlinna Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hameenlinna road trip website.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Hameenlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Hameenlinna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Torronsuo National Park, Church of Hollola
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Birthplace of Jean Sibelius ©
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius
Torronsuo National Park ©
Torronsuo National Park
Evo Hiking Area ©
Evo Hiking Area

3
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.
On the 10th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, thenget engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thenidentify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Ekenas Archipelago National Park.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel tool.

Getting from Hameenlinna to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Laajalahti Nature Reserve
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park

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