6 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Yekaterinburg
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Bus + Foot + Fly + Train:  8 h
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  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.
On the 8th (Mon), let the kids burn off some steam at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tampere road trip planning site.

Yekaterinburg, Russia to Tampere is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yekaterinburg to Tampere, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Duck Park (Sorsapuisto) ©
Duck Park (Sorsapuisto)

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nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Kouvola in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the 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
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On your second day here, glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.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.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki driving holiday planning site.

Take a train from Kouvola to Helsinki in 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. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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