15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Kouvola
— 3 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.
Pack the 7th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Colombo to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Colombo in July, expect nights in Helsinki to be cooler, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 8th (Thu), hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stop by Hameenkatu, then stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Parola Armour Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 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 (Sun), trek along Akka-Koli Hill and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and then soothe aching muscles at Koli Relax Spa.

Planning Koli National Park trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tampere to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Imatra

— 2 nights
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 (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and then see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder and then stroll through Siikalahti Wetland.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Imatra trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Imatra in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and then look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

Plan trip to Kouvola with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Imatra to Kouvola in 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

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."