13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Kouvola
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 4 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Kouvola

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

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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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Tampere

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 Milavida Museo 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 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, and stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. 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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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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Turku

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 · Parks · Fun & Games

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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
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

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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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Helsinki

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 Kansallisgalleria. Attractions like Nuuksio National Park and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 22nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. It doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums

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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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