13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, see the interesting displays at The Parola Armour Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

Billum, Denmark to Tampere is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Billum to Tampere due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 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 (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, then make a trip to Paateri, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Tarhapuro Waterfall.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Tampere to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, examine the collection at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, then examine the collection at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and finally step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Kouvola vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kouvola takes 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Helsinki

— 4 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.
Pack the 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online journey planner.

You can drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:

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 29th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku holiday maker site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

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."