6 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

6 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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6 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly + train:  6​h
1
Tampere
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Budapest

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner .

Budapest, Hungary to Tampere is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Budapest in August, with highs in Tampere at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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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.
Visit Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at Rock Church and Fortress of Suomenlinna. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

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