15 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Kouvola
— 3 nights
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
5
Helsinki
— 5 nights

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, stroll around Nasi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere travel planner.

Rome, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Tampere due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Rome, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Tampere, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Spas

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Bring the kids along to Repovesi National Park and Sapokka Water Garden. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Kotka (Linden Esplanade, Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and examine the collection at Kouvola Tube Radio Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kouvola trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Tampere to Kouvola by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Kotka
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristikankaan kappeli, pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, explore the activities along Pielinen, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Koli National Park takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

5
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.
Attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha ©
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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