11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Fly
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Pori
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 16th (Mon), delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip itinerary app.

Naples, Italy to Kouvola is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Naples to Kouvola. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Naples in August: high temperatures in Kouvola hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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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 18th (Wed): trek along Akka-Koli Hill and then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Makravaara Hill and then trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip planner.

Drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Oulu route planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Pori.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach and then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori trip planner.

You can fly from Oulu to Pori in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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Getting from Pori to Helsinki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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."