7 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Bus to Madrid, Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Madrid, Bus to Burgos

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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 26th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and then stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere online trip maker.

Burgos, Spain to Tampere is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Burgos to Tampere due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Burgos in July, plan for slightly colder days in Tampere, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, pause for some serene contemplation at The Sippola church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arboretum Mustila.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola road trip planning app.

Drive from Tampere to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nuuksio National Park and Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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