12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Imatra
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Imatra
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive

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Imatra

— 1 night
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): look for gifts at Imatran Kalatalo and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Imatra trip builder site.

Oulu to Imatra is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On your second day here, hike along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Imatra to Kouvola in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Helsinki

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nuuksio National Park and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

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Traveling by car from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 14th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, browse the collection at Turku City Library, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tampere tour builder site.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner.

You can fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

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."