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 day
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 24th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola vacation builder tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kouvola is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect nights in Kouvola to be much colder, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): hike along Paha-Koli Hill, then see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then trek along Akka-Koli Hill.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo online tour builder.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Nature · Parks
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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 28th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Tampere in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Mannerheim Museum and Kansallisgalleria. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Teijo National Park in Pernio, approximately Pernio away. Pack the 2nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."