15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): examine the collection at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Kouvola online tour itinerary maker.

Venice, Italy to Kouvola is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to Kouvola is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in August, with highs in Kouvola at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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Highlights from your trip

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 13th (Fri), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Siikalahti Wetland and then don't miss a visit to Rapio Mill.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna journey planning website.

Getting from Kouvola to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Akka-Koli Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

Before you visit Koli National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 18th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games
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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 19th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): look for gifts at Hameenkatu, then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tampere online tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping
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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 21st (Sat), grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku day trip website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

Helsinki

— 4 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."