13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

Make it your trip
Train to Copenhagen Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly

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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: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning website.

Malmo, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Malmo to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Koli National Park

— 3 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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Pielinen, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and trek along Ukko-Koli Hill.

Plan trip to Koli National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In May in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Kotka

— 4 nights
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. When in Kotka, make a side trip to see Repovesi National Park in Kouvola, approximately Kouvola away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, stroll around Kumparepuisto Park, appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade, and take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kotka trip builder app.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kotka by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 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 (Sun), explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then browse the exhibits of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and finally admire the local landmark of Harmonia.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku planning website.

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 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."