11 days in Helsinki Region & Lakeland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki Region & Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Loviisa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Frankfurt

3
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Frankfurt to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in September, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

3
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Loviisa: Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo, Riverside Park, &more), Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town) and Motorcycle Museum of Finland (in Lahti). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, take a leisurely stroll along Laivasilta, and revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Loviisa using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Loviisa takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Loviisa

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Motorcycle Museum of Finland
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of Tampere to go to Valkeakoski and see Visavuori, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Loviisa to Tampere in 3 hours. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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