16 days in Lakeland, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

16 days in Lakeland, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Lappeenranta Fortress and Maritime Centre Vellamo will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa and Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, &more). 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 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Pyhan Birgitan kirkko. Get a sense of the local culture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and The Parola Armour Museum. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum in Janakkala--about 1h 5 min 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 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre 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 Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Rauma (Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki & Old Rauma). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Heureka (in Vantaa) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Finnish Aviation Museum, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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