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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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Vaasa
— 5 nights
Fly

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Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Repovesi National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Go for a jaunt from Kouvola to Iitti to see Hiidenvuori about 34 minutes away. There's more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola trip app.

Paris, France to Kouvola is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Kouvola due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Paris in July, with highs in Kouvola at 70°F and lows at 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Visiting Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto and Dive Finland Oy will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori online travel planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Vaasa

— 5 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Get in touch with nature at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Hietasaaren uimaranta. Explore Vaasa's surroundings by going to Neristan (Old Wooden Town) (in Kokkola) and Powerpark (in Harma). There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and cool off at Tropiclandia.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa trip planner.

Getting from Pori to Vaasa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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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."