15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Train
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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Imatra
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Exeter

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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.
Pack the 6th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see ratings and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey maker website.

Exeter, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 9-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:

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 7th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku day trip site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): look for gifts at Hameenkatu, then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere visit site.

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll around Hupisaaret Park, then stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Oulu are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

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.
On the 11th (Mon), trek along Akka-Koli Hill and then stroll through Paha-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and then soothe aching muscles at Koli Relax Spa.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Koli National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Imatra

— 1 night
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Tainionkosken Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and then admire the engineering at Imatrankoski.

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You can drive from Koli National Park to Imatra in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. When in Kouvola, make a side trip to see Riverside Park in Kotka, approximately Kotka away. Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and examine the collection at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

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Traveling by car from Imatra to Kouvola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

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."