12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary builder

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi online trip builder.

Linton, UK to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Linton to Pyhatunturi is 2 hours. Traveling from Linton in August, expect Pyhatunturi to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature
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Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll around Hupisaaret Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, and then deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Outdoors Oulu Oy.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Oulu online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Oulu in 4.5 hours. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
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Koli National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Get outdoors at Paha-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli Hill. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Akka-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, and stroll through Makravaara Hill.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Koli National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

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You can drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature
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Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach and then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pori online route planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Pori takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Popular historic sites such as Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Pori to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."