15 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Oulu Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Oulu Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
4
Oulu
— 4 nights
Train
5
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Stuttgart

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Cathedral of Porvoo. Get outdoors at Tulliniemi Nature Path and Katri Valan Puisto. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Heureka (in Vantaa), Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Hanko (Gunnarstrand & Bellevue Beach). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and walk around Sibelius Monument.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip builder.

Baden-Baden, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Baden-Baden to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Baden-Baden in June, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Repovesi National Park and Riverside Park. Step out of the city life by going to Kokkovuori (Bonfire Mountain) and Huutjarvi Lake. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Kotka (Isopuisto Park, Sapokka Water Garden, &more) and Hamina (Hamina Fortress & Tove Jansson's Wall Paintings).

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You can drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kouvola are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, see the interesting displays at S/S Salama, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Nallikari Beach and Superpark Oulu. Escape the urban bustle at Rokuan Kansallispuisto and Perameren Kansallispuisto. Venture out of the city with trips to Kemi (Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) & Kemi Church). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Hupisaaret Park, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Oulu route planner.

Fly from Savonlinna to Oulu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:

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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.
On the 8th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For where to stay and other tourist information, use the Tampere online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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