14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
7
Turku
— 2 nights
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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 22nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of The National Library of Finland, and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online road trip planner.

Memmingen, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Memmingen in July, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 23rd (Sat), stroll around Ainolan Puisto, then walk around Hupisaaret Park, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Oulu trip builder.

You can fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

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.
On the 24th (Sun), hike along Akka-Koli Hill and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and then soothe aching muscles at Koli Relax Spa.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to 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 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

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 26th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, and then admire the engineering at Imatrankoski.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Imatra trip planning app.

Getting from Koli National Park to Imatra by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July in Imatra, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kouvola travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Kouvola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

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 29th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then look for gifts at Hameenkatu.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere route website.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 30th (Sat): trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planning app.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

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."