8 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 23rd (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary maker site .

Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in August, expect Tampere to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

3
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. Visiting Akka-Koli Hill and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lieksa holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Lieksa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Lieksa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

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

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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.
On the 28th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lieksa to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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