9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 14th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Tampere. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you will find days in Tampere are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are much colder (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums
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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, then explore the galleries of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and then find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the history at Utti Fort, explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, and then examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kouvola trip itinerary site.

Drive from Tampere to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Museums
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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 17th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Uhrihalkeama, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, have some family-friendly fun at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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