5 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + train:  8​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kouvola
— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere itinerary planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Barcelona in June, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Tampere: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car 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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then pause for some serene contemplation 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 see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kouvola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Pyhan Ristin kirkko ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Katajanokka, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki planner .

You can take a train from Kouvola to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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