14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Kotka
— 3 nights
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
5
Oulu
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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 21st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

Dallas, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Dallas to Helsinki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in July, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 71°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Turku day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Castle
Turku Castle
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
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Kotka

Kotka ©
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Kouvola (Repovesi National Park, Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, &more). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, admire the natural beauty at Palotorninvuori Park, walk around Riverside Park, and see the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kotka driving holiday planner.

Getting from Turku to Kotka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Kotka sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, then stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, don't miss a visit to Paateri, then trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Koli National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
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Hiking Trail
Akka-Koli Hill
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Hiking Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill
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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then stroll around Hupisaaret Park, and finally walk around Ainolan Puisto.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Oulu day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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