15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
3
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
4
Kotka
— 3 nights
5
Turku
— 2 nights
6
Tampere
— 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.
Pack the 2nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki visit planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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 4th (Wed), examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and finally explore the activities along Pielinen.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park online tour itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Koli
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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.
On the 6th (Fri), stop by Imatran Kalatalo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko, then see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristikankaan kappeli, pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church.

Plan my day in Lappeenranta using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Lappeenranta takes 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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

3
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. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Huutjarvi Lake, and walk around Sapokka Water Garden.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka road trip app.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kotka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Kouvola, Huutjarvi Lake, Salpa Line Museum
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 11th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Archangel Michael's church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and finally see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip builder site.

Drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Parola Armour Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere travel route planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Parola Armour Museum
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum

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