6 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Helsinki

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get curious at The Finnish Museum of Horology, and walk around Kaivopuisto.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Paavolan Tammi, The Finnish Museum of Horology
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Aijanniemi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman, and then take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola travel route planner.

You can take a train from Helsinki to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kouvola are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kotka
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Lehman ©
Lehman
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip maker site .

Getting from Kouvola to Tampere by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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