13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
2
Lieksa
— 4 nights
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 2 nights
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
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

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Linden Esplanade, Woikosken Automuseo, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
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. Get in touch with nature at Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. Get out of town with these interesting Lieksa side-trips: Koli National Park (Uhrihalkeama, Rasavaara Observation tower, &more), Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). 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

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
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

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
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), 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 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. 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

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.
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 Katajanokka. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

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

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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

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