9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Doha
Fly + Drive:  11 h
1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Doha

2
nights
Kouvola

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.

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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

Side Trips

Riverside Park, Arboretum Mustila, Woikosken Automuseo
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

2
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. 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 Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Paavolan Tammi in Lohjan Island, approximately Lohjan Island away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

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Explore your travel options from Lieksa to Helsinki with the Route module. When traveling from Lieksa in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 1°C at night. 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 Tours

Side Trips

Paavolan Tammi, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
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