14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
4
Kouvola
— 3 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.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo). Get some cultural insight at Temppeliaukio Church and The Esplanadi Park. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Helsinki. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 22nd (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Terranova, get outside with Setterbergin Puisto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. And it doesn't end there: hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, contemplate the long history of Uhrihalkeama, and explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park day trip planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Koli National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and then walk around Riverside Park.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kouvola road trip website.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kouvola takes 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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