14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Drive
1
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Turku
— 2 nights
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Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, walk around Ainolan Puisto, then stroll around Hupisaaret Park, then admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Oulu driving holiday planning site.

Billum, Denmark to Oulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Billum to Oulu due to the time zone difference. July in Oulu sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, then stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, then make a trip to Paateri, then trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park route planner.

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, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

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 22nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, 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 explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Lappeenranta takes 4 hours. July in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

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. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Kouvola (Repovesi National Park, Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, walk around Sapokka Water Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip planner.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Kotka, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

Turku

— 2 nights
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 30th (Fri): trek along The Archipelago Trail, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Turku holiday planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

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."