9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 1 day
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Kouvola

— 1 day
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kouvola trip planner.

Columbia, USA to Kouvola is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Columbia to Kouvola, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Columbia in September: high temperatures in Kouvola hover around 59°F and lows are around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

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 (Sun): appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 3rd (Mon), find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in September, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:

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.
Pack the 6th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel planning website.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums
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