14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
3
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
4
Kouvola
— 3 nights
5
Tampere
— 3 nights

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Statue of Peace - Rauhanpatsas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thenexplore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

Nice, France to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nice in June, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °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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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
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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.
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 °C during the day and °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 Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Joensuu, New Valamo Monastery
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

2
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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Imatra
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

3
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Kouvola

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

Things to do in Kouvola

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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