15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bologna
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Bologna

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Visiting Paha-Koli Hill and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planner .

Bologna, Italy to Koli National Park is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Bologna in July: highs in Koli National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Koli Shop Retkitupa ©
Koli Shop Retkitupa

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 16th (Tue), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Koli National Park to Oulu by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 17th (Wed), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, then view the masterpieces at Tikanoja Art Museum, and finally examine the collection at Terranova.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip planning app .

Getting from Oulu to Vaasa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, admire the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pori sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Pori sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Shopping Outdoors Parks
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Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Head to Turun Kauppahalli and Galleria Joellafor some retail therapy. Visiting Teijo national park and Vepsa Island will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Teijo national park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, look for gifts at Artisaani, and don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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