9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Woikosken Automuseo, then explore 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, then look 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

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

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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 · Parks
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