6 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Yekaterinburg
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Hameenlinna
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kouvola
— 1 night
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Yekaterinburg

2
nights
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Visavuori, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then browse the exhibits of Birthplace of Jean Sibelius.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hameenlinna tour itinerary planner.

Yekaterinburg, Russia to Hameenlinna is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Yekaterinburg to Hameenlinna, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in Hameenlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Visavuori, Hatanpaa Arboretum, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius ©
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Hameenlinna to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
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 12th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through The Esplanadi Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route builder site .

Getting from Kouvola to Helsinki by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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