15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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Drive to East Midlands Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Fly
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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 5 nights

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Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then visit Linden Esplanade.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Kouvola vacation planner.

Leicester, UK to Kouvola is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Leicester to Kouvola, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to fly to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Trails · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, sample the fine beverages at Kyro Distillery Company, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa trip site.

Traveling by flight from Kouvola to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pori planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Oulu.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): walk around Hupisaaret Park, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Pori to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

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

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.
Get in touch with nature at Paha-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli Hill. There's still lots to do: hike along Akka-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, and stroll through Makravaara Hill.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park sightseeing website.

You can drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto in Vantaa, approximately Vantaa away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Katajanokka, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 8:

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."