12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Oulu
— 2 nights
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
3
Turku
— 1 night
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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: look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Oulu online trip itinerary builder.

New York City, USA to Oulu is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Oulu reach 68°F and lows reach 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 · Museums · Outdoors
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Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

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: stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Koli National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow 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
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-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.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Turku vacation planning website.

Getting from Koli National Park to Turku by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. 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 · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
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. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, 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 fly. 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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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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