15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
5
Turku
— 2 nights
6
Kotka
— 2 nights
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Tue), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, thenget engrossed in the history at Arktikum, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour planner.

Washington DC, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Shopping
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park online vacation planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vaasa holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Vaasa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thensee the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thentake in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tampere day trip planning site.

Getting from Vaasa to Tampere by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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 9th (Tue), have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: browse the collection at Turku City Library, thenwander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku trip planning tool.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 11th (Thu), examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kotka planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Trails Museums
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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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 15th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online tour builder.

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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