14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Kotka

— 3 nights
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Kouvola (Repovesi National Park, World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, contemplate the long history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip planner.

Bremen, Germany to Kotka is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bremen to Kotka due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Kotka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Lappeenranta

— 2 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, then stop by Imatran Kalatalo, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristikankaan kappeli, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko.

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Traveling by car from Kotka to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Koli National Park

— 3 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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and hike along Makravaara Hill.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park road trip tool.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Koli National Park in 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 10th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, and finally stroll around Ainolan Puisto.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Oulu tour planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Oulu by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Beaches · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

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.
Pack the 11th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · 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."