12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Drive + Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Ainolan Puisto, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Oulu online tour itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Oulu is an approximately 21.5- hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Oulu. In July, Oulu is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 68°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

3
nights
Koli National Park

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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Pielinen, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, make a trip to Paateri, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. 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
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 10th (Wed), have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and then stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Turku vacation planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Turku. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Trails Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off 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
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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