5 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Train:  8 h 15 min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Kouvola
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Barcelona

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 3rd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel route planning website.

Barcelona, Spain to Tampere is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Tampere is 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in June, expect nights in Tampere to be cooler, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Main Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kouvola trip planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Kouvola in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Kouvola sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Pyhan Ristin kirkko ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

2
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.
On the 5th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then visit Katajanokka, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kouvola to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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