15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
6
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
7
Tampere
— 2 nights
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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.
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: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. 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 go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

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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.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola road trip tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Kouvola by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Paha-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. There's still lots to do: hike along Akka-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, identify plant and animal life at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, and take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

2
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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 see maps, reviews, 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 · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

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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 reviews, more things to do, ratings, 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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

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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 traveler tips, more things to do, 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

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

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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.
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, where to stay, traveler tips, 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 train; or take a bus. 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 · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

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."