13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 6th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Woikosken Automuseo, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade, then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola online travel route 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, expect Kouvola to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 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 · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Lieksa

— 4 nights
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. Get in touch with nature at Paha-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Lieksa side-trips: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli), Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara) and Koli National Park (Uhrihalkeama, Rasavaara Observation tower, &more). There's more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lieksa tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Kouvola to Lieksa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Lieksa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Vaasa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

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 13th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Rental - by Carfield. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip site.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Hiidenkirnut. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, stop by Katajanokka, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker website.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:

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."