13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation maker

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Drive to Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly to Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport, Drive to Tadoussac

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Kouvola

— 2 nights
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: look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of 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 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Lappeenranta

— 2 nights

Town of Lindens

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, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at 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, then take 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.

Drive from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°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 · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Koli National Park

— 2 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.
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, then trek 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, then tour 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 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

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 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, then contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then take 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 fly; or take a train. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 31st (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

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."