13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Bucharest

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Woikosken Automuseo, then explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, then go for a walk through Linden Esplanade, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Kouvola is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Bucharest in August, things will get a bit cooler in Kouvola: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Linden Esplanade, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, Woikosken Automuseo
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

4
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. Take a break from the city and head to Paha-Koli Hill and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Change things up with these side-trips from Lieksa: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Akka-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

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Getting from Kouvola to Lieksa by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Lieksa to Vaasa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery

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 13th (Tue), make a trip to Naantali Old Town, work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island and then contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Vaasa to Turku by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temppeliaukion Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Hiidenkirnut (in Askola). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hiidenkirnut, Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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