13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
4
Oulu
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 2 nights
6
Tampere
— 2 nights

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 landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, walk around The Esplanadi Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary maker tool.

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

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
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, thenstep off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola online road trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 25th (Sat), examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, thentrek along Ukko-Koli Hill, thentrek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally stroll through Paha-Koli Hill. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, make a trip to Paateri, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, and finally explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park route planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Koli National Park by car takes about 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, thensteep yourself in history at Kauppahalli, thenidentify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, and finally walk around Ainolan Puisto.

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Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Wildlife
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, thensee the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thentake an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Turku visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Oulu to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Turku are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and then examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tampere online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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