13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
4
Lieksa
— 2 nights
5
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
6
Kouvola
— 3 nights

2
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in July, with highs in Helsinki at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Villa Mairea, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pori visit planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Pori in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Vaasa, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

2
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. On the 19th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, thensee the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Paateri, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids and then trek along Akka-Koli Hill.

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Traveling by car from Vaasa to Lieksa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

2
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Communications Centre Lokki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, thenget outside with Anjan Puisto, and finally make a trip to The Astuvansalmi rock paintings. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, cruise along Lietvesi Scenic Road, and then head outdoors with Puumalan Lake.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mikkeli day trip app.

Drive from Lieksa to Mikkeli in 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Puumala, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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Anjan Puisto ©
Anjan Puisto
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake

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nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Do some cultural sightseeing at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Repovesi National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Take a break from Kouvola with a short trip to Maritime Centre Vellamo in Kotka, about 50 minutes away.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read Kouvola trip maker app.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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