9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Fly
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth and then walk around Isopuisto Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fuksinpuisto Park.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola route maker website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kouvola is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Kouvola, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 26th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, walk around Snellman Park, then see the interesting displays at VB Photographic Centre, then explore the galleries of Kuopio War Veteran Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Kuopio by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 27th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at S/S Salama.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip builder website.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Helsinki

— 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa) and Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, Cathedral of Porvoo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and don't miss a visit to The National Library of Finland.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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