9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  12 h
1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Woikosken Automuseo, thenexplore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, and then examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum. On the next day, take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Kouvola day trip tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kouvola is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Kouvola at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sapokka Water Garden, Woikosken Automuseo, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

2
nights
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 13th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then get engrossed in the history at Visavuori.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

Drive from Kouvola to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Visavuori
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

4
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip website.

Drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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