16 days in Lakeland, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

16 days in Lakeland, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Kouvola
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Tampere
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Turku
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Helsinki
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Kouvola

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 · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Pyhan Birgitan kirkko. Get a sense of the local culture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Galleria Ronga. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala) and The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola). Pack the 16th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum and walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere journey planner.

You can drive from Kouvola to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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 Forum Marinum Maritime Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. 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, visit Naantali Old Town, 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 23°C during the day and 12°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 · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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 Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. 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: 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

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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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