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 + train:  8​h
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Yekaterinburg

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 8th (Mon): let the kids burn off some steam at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto).

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip builder app .

Yekaterinburg, Russia to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Yekaterinburg to Tampere, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 10th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Kouvola takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Riverside Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. 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 Neighborhoods
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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