7 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Zurich
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Zurich

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

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

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Helsinki is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Zurich in July: highs in Helsinki hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, then appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Savonlinna day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Siikalahti Wetland
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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