13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
2
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
5
Turku
— 2 nights

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, thenstep off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip planner.

Tadoussac, Canada to Kouvola is an approximately 21-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tadoussac to Kouvola. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Kotka
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristikankaan kappeli, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, and finally admire the engineering at Imatrankoski. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum, admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and finally make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta tour planner.

Take a train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Imatra, Ruokolahden Kirkko, Salpa Line Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Tainionkosken Church ©
Tainionkosken Church

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, thentrek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Tarhapuro Waterfall, make a trip to Paateri, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and finally explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park journey maker app.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Koli National Park in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
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Turku

Turku ©
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 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, thencontemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, thentake an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku day trip site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 31st (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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