15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Brussels

3
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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centrefor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Helsinki. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 17th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Woikosken Automuseo, explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola road trip tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Kouvola by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Woikosken Automuseo, Stromforsin Ruukki, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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nights
Koli National Park

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Paha-Koli Hill. And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka, head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sotkamo road trip planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Sotkamo in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Rautavaara
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Tikanoja Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and then explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa online holiday planner.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. July in Vaasa sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum
Tikanoja Art Museum ©
Tikanoja Art Museum

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Pori trip planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Other options are to 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 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To see more things to do and tourist information, use the Tampere trip builder site.

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach