15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Imatra
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take an exotic tour of Outdoors Oulu Oy, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, walk around Ainolan Puisto, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hupisaaret Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Oulu is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Oulu, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Toronto in July; daily highs in Oulu reach 23°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): hike along Akka-Koli Hill and then stroll through Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and then soothe aching muscles at Koli Relax Spa.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Koli National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Tainionkosken Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, and then see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Imatra day trip app.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Imatra takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then explore the galleries of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

Plan my day in Kouvola using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Imatra to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can fly to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

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 27th (Wed), hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Kouvola to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stroll through Yyteri Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pori itinerary builder.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 29th (Fri), stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then stop by Hameenkatu.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

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 2nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:

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."