5 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
Drive:  6​h
1
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 3rd (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna holiday website .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Savonlinna is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 4th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

Plan my day in Tampere using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Visavuori
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Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hameensilta ©
Hameensilta

2
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.
For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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