9 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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

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Helsinki

— 4 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, deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online road trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Helsinki. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Koli National Park

— 3 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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Koli National Park road trip tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15: