15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Get outdoors at Paha-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. The adventure continues: trek along Akka-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip maker tool.

Bologna, Italy to Koli National Park is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Bologna, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Koli National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

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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, view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then stroll around Hupisaaret Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Oulu route planning app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Oulu are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. 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 · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, then explore the world behind art at Tikanoja Art Museum, and finally examine the collection at Terranova.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa trip maker.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Vaasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

1
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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pori route planner.

Drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Head to Turun Kauppahalli and Galleria Joellafor plenty of shopping. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Teijo National Park in Pernio--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, and stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, look for gifts at Artisaani, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip website.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:

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."