11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive
6
Kouvola
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 4th (Wed), hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

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Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum and then laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip maker.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 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 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): hike along Akka-Koli Hill and then stroll through Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and then relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Imatra

— 1 night
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 8th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and then admire the engineering at Imatrankoski.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Imatra trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Imatra in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola trip tool.

Drive from Imatra to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."