15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
6
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
7
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
8
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Kempegowda International Airport

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Helsinki

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in July, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

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Turku

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 26th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 28th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere online route maker.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Pori Art Museum, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa road trip website.

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Vaasa sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:
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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): walk around Hupisaaret Park, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then get your game on at Oulu Climbing Centre, and finally kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Oulu vacation tool.

You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 1st (Thu), examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then head outdoors with Karhunkierros, then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Oulu to Kuusamo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

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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.
On the 2nd (Fri), hike along Akka-Koli Hill, then trek along Paha-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

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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 4th (Sun), delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, then walk around Riverside Park, and finally head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman, and then kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."