9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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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 16th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

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Berlin, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Tampere. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 19th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then examine the collection at S/S Salama, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites
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Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The National Museum of Finland and Cathedral of Porvoo. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, approximately Porvoo away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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You can drive from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

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