14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
7
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
8
Tampere
— 1 night
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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 29th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Prague, Czech Republic to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Prague in July, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): stroll around Ainolan Puisto, then stroll around Hupisaaret Park, and then stroll through Outdoors Oulu Oy.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Oulu day trip planning site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Oulu are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

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 31st (Sat): stroll through Akka-Koli Hill and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and then soothe aching muscles at Koli Relax Spa.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Koli National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and then see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski.

Start your trip to Imatra by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Imatra takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Imatra are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Riverside Park & Sapokka Water Garden). Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. It doesn't end there: 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 see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Kouvola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 6th (Fri), hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip maker website.

Fly from Kouvola to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stroll through Yyteri Beach and then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and then stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tampere trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 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 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

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."