15 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
3
Kouvola
— 5 nights

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hakaniemi Market and Boss Shop. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Pack the 29th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a splash at The Swimming Stadium, and get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, expect nights in Helsinki to be cooler, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get in touch with nature at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. Family-friendly places like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna). It doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Tampere vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Holy Cross Church, Hame Castle
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

5
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Get some cultural insight at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Take a break from the city and head to Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Saimaa Canal. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Lappeenranta Fortress (in Lappeenranta), Lahti (Motorcycle Museum of Finland, Vesijärvi harbor, &more) and Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Maretarium). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila and get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola day trip planning site.

You can drive from Tampere to Kouvola in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Lahti, Kotka, Arboretum Mustila
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

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