13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Joutsa
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Frankfurt

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Helsinki

— 4 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 Hietaranta Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, stroll through Kallahdenniemi Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker app.

Frankfurt, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in August, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. You will leave for Kouvola on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:

Kouvola

— 4 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Visiting Imatra Waterfall and Hiidenvuori will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Lempukka Beach and Beach Mansikkalahti. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kouvola: Imatrankoski Church (in Imatra) and Kotka (Aijanniemi Beach & Lehman). Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. There's more to do: stroll through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and examine the collection at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Kouvola by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:

Savonlinna

— 3 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Olavinlinna Castle and Siikalahti Wetland. Get in touch with nature at Utra Beach and Honkaniemi Beach. Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring nature at Kolovesi National Park. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Joutsa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:

Joutsa

— 1 night
Joutsa is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Leivonmaki National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Joutsa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Joutsa takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Joutsa

Parks · Nature
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Highlights from your trip

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."