15 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey maker

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Make it your trip
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Ahvenisto). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and have some family-friendly fun at Irti Maasta Tampere.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

Warsaw, Poland to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Warsaw to Tampere is 1 hour. Traveling from Warsaw in August, things will get slightly colder in Tampere: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
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: stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, hike along Paimenen Polku Trail, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park online journey planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

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 8th (Sat): get your game on at HopLop, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then have some family-friendly fun at Flowpark, and finally examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta online travel route planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Lappeenranta by car takes about 4 hours. August in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Fun & Games · Nature · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, &more), Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola route maker app.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:

Helsinki

— 4 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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get interesting insight from Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15: