7 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Burgos
Fly + train:  10​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kouvola
— 1 night
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Burgos

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 26th (Fri): stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta and then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere visit planner.

Burgos, Spain to Tampere is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Burgos to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Burgos in July: highs in Tampere hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): hike along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Sippola church, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kouvola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
The Sippola church ©
The Sippola church

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nuuksio National Park and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary maker .

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 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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