15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
4
Kouvola
— 1 night
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
6
Oulu
— 1 night
7
Rovaniemi
— 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning site.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 21st (Tue), grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: trek along The Archipelago Trail, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Moomin World
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
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 23rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 25th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

3
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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Herajarvi Hiking Trail, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park road trip website.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 29th (Wed), stroll around Hupisaaret Park, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, and finally kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Oulu road trip planner.

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 in Oulu, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, make a trip to Lordi's Square, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then have fun at Santa Claus Office.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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