15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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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: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Riyadh in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Archangel Michael's church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Turku route app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kouvola.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Woikosken Automuseo and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kouvola tour builder tool.

Getting from Turku to Kouvola by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna tour planning app.

Getting from Kouvola to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

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 Paha-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

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."