15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Calgary

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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Calgary to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 12:

Koli National Park

— 3 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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, explore the activities along Pielinen, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In June, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kouvola: Kotka (Riverside Park & Sapokka Water Garden) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. There's more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola trip app.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. June in Kouvola sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then walk around Kupittaa Park, and finally let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Kouvola to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere visit planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:

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."