9 days in Turku & Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Turku & Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Turku Castle. Popular historic sites such as Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen (in Raseborg), Helsinki (Kamppi Chapel of Silence, Katajanokka, &more) and Guide-Matti (in Tammisaari). There's still lots to do: hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary maker app.

Lyon, France to Turku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lyon to Turku. Traveling from Lyon in June, expect Turku to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Savonlinna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, hike along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the mystery of Uhrihalkeama, then delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, and finally trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then hike along Saaristokatu, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Kuopio trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 15:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): test the waters at Tullin Sauna and then stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip maker website.

Drive from Kuopio to Tampere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Spas · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16: