12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, fun & games, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and don't miss a visit to Kauppahalli.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Oulu trip maker app .

New York City, USA to Oulu is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Oulu. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Oulu at 68°F and lows at 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, stroll through Uhrihalkeama, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park journey site .

You can drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Uhrihalkeama ©
Uhrihalkeama

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at Turku City Library, then make a trip to Naantali Old Town, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip maker .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Turku in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Pack the 14th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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