11 days in Helsinki Region & Lakeland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki Region & Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Loviisa
— 3 nights
3
Tampere
— 3 nights

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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. 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 °C and °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
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town), Motorcycle Museum of Finland (in Lahti) and Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo, Riverside Park, &more). 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.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Loviisa takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °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
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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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. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tampere journey planner.

You can drive from Loviisa to Tampere in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

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
Room Escape Games

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