9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenexamine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tampere day trip planning tool.

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

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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.
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, thenexamine 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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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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): examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, thentake an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip maker app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Parks Nature
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum 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: steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki itinerary builder app.

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 °C, while at night they dip to °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

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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