15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Oulu
— 1 night
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
5
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
6
Kotka
— 2 nights
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 17th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, thenget engrossed in the history at Palander House, thensee the interesting displays at The Parola Armour Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Balzers, Liechtenstein to Tampere is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of bus, train, and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Balzers to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Parola, Palander House
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 19th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thenexamine the collection at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. On your second day here, stop by Naantali Old Town, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, thensee the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Turku online road trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, thenstroll around Ainolan Puisto, and finally walk around Hupisaaret Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu online trip maker.

Do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Wildlife
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Botanical Garden, University of Oulu ©
Botanical Garden, University of Oulu

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): explore the activities along Pielinen, thenhike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, thendon't miss a visit to Paateri, and finally admire the sheer force of Tarhapuro Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip maker website.

You can drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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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 24th (Fri), see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta online route planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Lappeenranta by car takes about 4 hours. July in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

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

2
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. On the 26th (Sun), stroll around Riverside Park, thenget engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally stroll through Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum, thenwitness the site of a historic battle at Utti Fort, thentake a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Kouvola, Salpa Line Museum
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Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

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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 30th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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

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