14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Train
4
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Nice

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then make a trip to Senate Square. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online visit planner.

Nice, France to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nice in June; daily highs in Helsinki reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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.
Explore Koli National Park's surroundings by going to New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi) and Joensuu (Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, &more). There's much more to do: stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and trek along Ukko-Koli Hill.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In June in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Change things up with a short trip to Church of St. Nicholas in Imatra (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ristikankaan kappeli.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Lappeenranta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 21st (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum and then get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Pack the 23rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, go for a walk through Finlayson Area, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tampere day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
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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."