12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Oulu
— 1 night
4
Rukatunturi
— 1 night
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planner.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from London in August since evenings lows in Tampere dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pori travel planning site.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Rosenlew Museum ©
Rosenlew Museum

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, then stroll around Hupisaaret Park, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Oulu trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Pori to Oulu by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

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night
Rukatunturi

Rukatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland, then identify plant and animal life at Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rukatunturi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Oulu to Rukatunturi by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Rukatunturi can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kuusamo
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Rukaland ©
Rukaland
Kujala Reindeer Farm ©
Kujala Reindeer Farm

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.
Get outdoors at Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. There's much more to do: hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip maker app.

Getting from Rukatunturi to Koli National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Burn Out City Events. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, wander the streets of Katajanokka, browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Burn Out City Events ©
Burn Out City Events

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