7 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Rome

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip site.

Rome, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Helsinki is 1 hour. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for much colder days in Helsinki, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): hike along Akka-Koli Hill and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park day trip site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. September in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4: