15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park travel website.

Marseille, France to Koli National Park is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Marseille in June, with highs in Koli National Park at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

Lappeenranta

— 2 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristikankaan kappeli, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Lappeenranta takes 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

Kotka

— 3 nights
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). There's much more to do: stroll through Riverside Park, walk around Sibelius Park, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Merila, and admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kotka tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Kotka are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:

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 15th (Tue): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, then walk around Kupittaa Park, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Turku online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; 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 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 15:

Helsinki

— 5 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: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

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You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 20:

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."