10 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

10 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get some cultural insight at Haihara Art Centre and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. You'll explore and learn at Galleria Ronga and Maltinranta Artcenter. Venture out of the city with trips to Hameenlinna (Linna Golf & Country Club & Evo Hiking Area). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tampere online tour itinerary maker.

Rome, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect colder weather when traveling from Rome in August: highs in Tampere hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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1
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Mikkeli

Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stop by Stella, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Navetta Galleria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, then tour or see a show at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mikkelin Valokuvakeskus.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mikkeli trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Tampere to Mikkeli by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

1
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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, then see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola online trip planner.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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4
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Helsinki

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Galleria Lapinlahti will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the exciting artwork at Okra.

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Traveling by car from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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