7 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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1
Tampere
— 1 night
2
Kouvola
— 1 night
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Tampere

Tampere ©
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 look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, thencontemplate 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 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. 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 °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °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
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, pause for some serene contemplation at The Sippola church, and then identify plant and animal life 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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nuuksio National Park and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip tool.

Getting from Kouvola to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. 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 Parks Nature

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 ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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