14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Imatra
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive

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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.
Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Helsinki. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 5th (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, and then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and then walk around Hupisaaret Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip builder app.

You can fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stroll through Akka-Koli Hill and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill. On the next day, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and then relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park road trip app.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Koli National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Imatra

— 1 night
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 9th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Tainionkosken Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, and then see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Imatra online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Imatra takes 3.5 hours. August in Imatra sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: hike along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then see the interesting displays at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Kouvola trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Imatra to Kouvola in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stroll through Bike Rental - by Carfield, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku online trip maker.

You can fly from Kouvola to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 13th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach and then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori travel route planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 14th (Sat), stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, then find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then look for gifts at Hameenkatu.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tampere road trip site.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

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."