8 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Visit Bellevue Beach and Aurinkolahti Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. When traveling from Tel Aviv in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Helsinki, with highs around °C, while nights are much colder with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Inkoon kirkko, Nuuksio National Park, Bellevue Beach
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
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.
On the 19th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere travel route tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

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

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman, thenstroll through Beach Mansikkalahti, and then take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Tampere to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Kouvola, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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 ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Lehman ©
Lehman

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