13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 11th (Sun), examine the collection at Woikosken Automuseo, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, then head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kouvola driving holiday planning tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kouvola is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Kouvola, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Vapriikin Museokeskus and Galleria Ronga will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Yyteri Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi, about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, get engrossed in the history at Milavida Museo, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Drive from Kouvola to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 17th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

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1
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn tour builder app.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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3
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Helsinki

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kansallisgalleria and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Pack the 22nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Museums · Theme Parks

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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."