8 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Bellevue Beach. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Inkoo to see Inkoon kirkko about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. When traveling from Tel Aviv in July, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Inkoon kirkko, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

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 19th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tampere travel planner .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Lehman, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, and then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip itinerary 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. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kotka
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Lehman ©
Lehman

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