14 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rautavaara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Elimaki
— 1 day
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 28th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and then stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tampere tour planner.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tampere. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rautavaara.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Rautavaara

— 2 nights
Rautavaara is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Northern Savonia region. On the 30th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. On the next day, kick back and relax at Venajanhiekka.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rautavaara trip app.

You can drive from Tampere to Rautavaara in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July in Rautavaara, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rautavaara

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
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Lieksa

— 3 nights
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Escape the urban bustle at Akka-Koli Hill and Herajarvi Hiking Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lieksa: Koli National Park (Rasavaara Observation tower, Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lieksa online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rautavaara to Lieksa in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Elimaki.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Elimaki

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Arboretum Mustila.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Elimaki visit planner.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Elimaki takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Elimaki are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Elimaki

Wildlife · Parks
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Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Visiting Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Kotka (Industrial park Karhu ja Tahti, Linden Esplanade, &more), Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Hirsala Golf (in Kirkkonummi). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, take a stroll through Katajanokka, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Elimaki to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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