13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly

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Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 20th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, then stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu journey builder site.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Oulu is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Copenhagen to Oulu, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Beaches · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): explore the activities along Pielinen, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, and finally hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park journey 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 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Lappeenranta takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kouvola trip planning website.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip website.

Drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car 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.
On the 30th (Thu), examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, and finally make a trip to Kultaranta Garden.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku trip maker site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."