9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly + train:  6​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Berlin

2
nights
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 16th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tampere tour website .

Berlin, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): don't miss a visit to 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 explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Savonlinna road trip planning tool .

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, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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): see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta journey builder tool .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

4
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.
Mannerheim Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Porvoo Old Town, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, walk around The Esplanadi Park, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday builder tool .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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