9 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 1 night
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thenlearn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Murulandia, don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip site.

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours, thenexamine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Inari vacation builder app.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in July, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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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 6th (Sat): examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, thenidentify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip builder app.

Getting from Inari to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. While traveling from Inari, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tampere, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, thenexamine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and then get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, steep yourself in history at Hamina Fortress, admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, thenwalk around Riverside Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola day trip tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Kouvola in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hamina, Kotka, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Arboretum Mustila
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

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