15 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Oulu Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Oulu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
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Oulu
— 4 nights
Train
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get outdoors at Tulliniemi Nature Path and Bellevue Beach. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Gunnarstrand (in Hanko), Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town) and Heureka (in Vantaa). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, walk around Kaivopuisto, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website.

Baden-Baden, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Baden-Baden to Helsinki is 1 hour. In June, Helsinki is slightly colder than Baden-Baden - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Repovesi National Park and Kokkovuori (Bonfire Mountain). Step out of the city life by going to Riverside Park and Huutjarvi Lake. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Hamina (Hamina Fortress & Tove Jansson's Wall Paintings) and Kotka (Isopuisto Park, Sapokka Water Garden, &more).

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You can drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kouvola are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, see the interesting displays at S/S Salama, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Oulu

— 4 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Nallikari Beach and Superpark Oulu. Escape the urban bustle at Rokuan Kansallispuisto and Outdoors Oulu Oy. Venture out of the city with trips to Kemi (Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), Perameren Kansallispuisto, &more). There's lots more to do: walk around Hupisaaret Park, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Oulu tour planner.

Fly from Savonlinna to Oulu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 8th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For where to stay and other tourist information, use the Tampere online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums