7 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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7 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Kouvola
— 1 night
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Milan

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 23rd (Fri): let little ones run wild at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

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Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Milan in August: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

2
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, then explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lieksa trip site .

You can drive from Tampere to Lieksa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kouvola driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Kouvola takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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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 27th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take a stroll through Katajanokka. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker site .

Getting from Kouvola to Helsinki by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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