15 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
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Tornio
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 4 nights

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Helsinki

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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are in your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Temppeliaukio Church and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Bellevue Beach in Hanko, approximately Hanko away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, wander the streets of Katajanokka, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation planning website.

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Get some historical perspective at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Attractions like Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Riverside Park make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Linden Esplanade (in Kotka), Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral (in Hamina) and Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). The adventure continues: hike along Hiidenvuori, do a tasting at Pihamaa Estate & Winery, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and learn more about the world around you at The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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Tornio

Tornio ©
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Perameren Kansallispuisto. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and then find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tornio road trip app.

Explore your travel options from Kouvola to Tornio with the Route module. July in Tornio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Tornio

Wildlife · Parks · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hatanpaa Arboretum and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Venture out of the city with trips to Yyteri Beach (in Pori) and Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tampere online route builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tornio to Tampere. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

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Yyteri Beach
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Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
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