23 days in Lakeland, Southern Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

23 days in Lakeland, Southern Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Tampere
— 5 nights
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Kuhmo
— 2 nights
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Joensuu
— 3 nights
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Southern Finland
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
— 6 nights

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Relax by the water at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Suolijarvi Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Evo Hiking Area in Hameenlinna, about 1h 25 min away. Pack the 11th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip builder app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Tampere when traveling from Amsterdam in June, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Evo Hiking Area ©
Evo Hiking Area
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. On the 15th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Wild Taiga and then identify plant and animal life at Wilds Piira. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Kuhmo trip site.

Getting from Tampere to Kuhmo by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Wildlife · Parks
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

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Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Kolvananuuro and Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Utra Beach and Honkaniemi Beach. The adventure continues: join in the after-dark buzz at Taitokortteli, admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, and stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Joensuu trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Kuhmo to Joensuu takes 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Joensuu are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Kolvananuuro ©
Kolvananuuro
Taitokortteli ©
Taitokortteli

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 20th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna attractions planner.

You can drive from Joensuu to Savonlinna in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Southern Finland.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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Southern Finland

Southern Finland ©
Home to some of Finland's most vibrant cities, Southern Finland brims with cultural and architectural tourist attractions, plus a quirky and lively nightlife scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hiidenvuori and Arboretum Mustila. Get outdoors at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Santalahti Nature Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Southern Finland: Kotka (Linden Esplanade, Riverside Park, &more). There's more to do: take a memorable drive along King's Road.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Southern Finland tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Southern Finland takes 3.5 hours. In June in Southern Finland, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Southern Finland

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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King's Road ©
King's Road
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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Helsinki

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bellevue Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Get outdoors at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Teijo National Park. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo), Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). Pack the 25th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, stroll around Sibelius Monument, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel planner.

You can drive from Southern Finland to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

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