9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Woikosken Automuseo and then explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola trip maker app.

Doha, Qatar to Kouvola is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Doha to Kouvola. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Doha in October, with highs in Kouvola at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): make a trip to Paateri and then take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Akka-Koli Hill, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and then trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

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Getting from Kouvola to Lieksa by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In October, daytime highs in Lieksa are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Helsinki

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Paavolan Tammi. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, meet the residents at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and stroll around Observatory Hill Park.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lieksa to Helsinki. When traveling from Lieksa in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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