6 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Yekaterinburg
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
+3
Train + Fly + Foot + Bus:  8 h
End: Yekaterinburg

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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, stop by Katajanokka, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary planning site.

Yekaterinburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Yekaterinburg to Helsinki, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then walk around Riverside Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola road trip site.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Riverside Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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 13th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kouvola to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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