15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
2
Pori
— 1 night
Fly
3
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary maker app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Turku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Turku. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Amsterdam in July since evenings lows in Turku dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then stroll around Kirjurinluoto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pori attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Pori sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Kotka.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Kotka

— 3 nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Kouvola (Utti Fort, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, &more). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kotka online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Pori to Kotka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Kotka, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

Lappeenranta

— 2 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, then make a trip to Ruokolahden Kirkko, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Ristikankaan kappeli, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Koli National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill. Keep things going the next day: stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, contemplate the long history of Uhrihalkeama, don't miss a visit to Paateri, then hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and finally explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park vacation planning site.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Koli National Park in 4 hours. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, then stroll around Hupisaaret Park, and finally stroll around Ainolan Puisto.

Start your trip to Oulu by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Beaches · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

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.
Pack the 3rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:

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."