7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Riga
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Riga

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visiting Yyteri Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum will get you outdoors. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Ahtari Zoo in Ahtari--about 2 hours away. Pack the 5th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Riga, Latvia to Tampere is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Riga in May, with highs in Tampere at 17°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Yyteri Beach, Ahtari Zoo
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 6th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, thenstroll around Riverside Park, and then wander the streets of Hamina Old Town.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Kouvola trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Tampere to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Riverside Park, Arboretum Mustila, Hamina Old Town
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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