14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Sydney

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Get some cultural insight at Temppeliaukio Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. 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, examine the collection at Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, 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 fly to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Vaasa

— 2 nights
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 2.5 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 · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Koli National Park

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Paha-Koli Hill and Kasken Kierros Nature Trail. And it doesn't end there: hike along Akka-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 · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
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 · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:

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."