14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. And it doesn't end there: visit Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, examine the collection at Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo), and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning website.

Portland, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Portland to Helsinki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Portland in September, with highs in Helsinki at 61°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tampere attractions planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 8th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, then see the interesting displays at Terranova, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Tikanoja Art Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Tikanoja Art Museum ©
Tikanoja Art Museum
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

2
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pielisen Museum and Uhrihalkeama. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Koli National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In September, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
 Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen ©
Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, stroll around Riverside Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola online journey builder.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in September, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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