6 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and The Finnish Museum of Horology. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). There's lots more to do: get advice or help at The National Library of Finland, stroll around Kaivopuisto, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and then stroll around Riverside Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aijanniemi Beach, step off the mainland to explore Lehman, and then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola trip 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, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere holiday maker site.

You can take a train from Kouvola to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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