15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Oulu
— 1 night
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
5
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
6
Kotka
— 2 nights
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights

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 2nd (Sun): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get into the urban bustle at Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, thenbrush up on your military savvy at The Parola Armour Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Tampere. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Istanbul in August: highs in Tampere hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Parola, Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, thenexplore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally shop like a local with Gallery A.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku itinerary tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House ©
Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 5th (Wed), kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, thenadmire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, thenstroll around Ainolan Puisto, and finally walk around Hupisaaret Park.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Oulu travel planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Botanical Garden, University of Oulu ©
Botanical Garden, University of Oulu

2
nights
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.
On the 6th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, thenhike along Ukko-Koli Hill, thenhike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill. On the next day, explore the activities along Pielinen, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, thenmake a trip to Paateri, and finally trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, pause for some serene contemplation at Tainionkosken Church, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko, thendon't miss a visit to Ruokolahden Kellotapuli, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Sammonlahden Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ristikankaan kappeli.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Lappeenranta in 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Imatra, Ruokolahti
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Tainionkosken Church ©
Tainionkosken Church
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Ruokolahden Kirkko ©
Ruokolahden Kirkko

2
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 10th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, stroll through Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, walk around Isopuisto Park, thenwalk around Riverside Park, and finally walk around Palotorninvuori Park. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, thentake a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and then contemplate the long history of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Kotka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

4
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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