16 days in Lakeland, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

16 days in Lakeland, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
3
Turku
— 3 nights
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Lappeenranta Fortress and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sandcastle Lappeenranta and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Maritime Centre Vellamo) and Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kouvola route builder.

Adelaide, Australia to Kouvola is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Adelaide to Kouvola, you'll gain 7.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Adelaide in August, with highs in Kouvola at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Lappeenranta, Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Pyhan Birgitan kirkko. Get a sense of the local culture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to The Parola Armour Museum in Parola--about 58 minutes away. Pack the 16th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere holiday maker app.

Getting from Kouvola to Tampere by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, The Parola Armour Museum
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Cathedral and Naantali Old Town. Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki & Old Rauma) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, browse the exhibits of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip builder app.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park, Naantali Old Town
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The National Museum of Finland and The Aalto House. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo) and Heureka (in Vantaa). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Johannes Church, admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder website.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Vantaa, Cathedral of Porvoo
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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