15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Oulu
— 1 night
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
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Kotka
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stop by Naantali Old Town, then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and then explore the galleries of Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Turku visit planner.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 17th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, then brush up on your military savvy at The Parola Armour Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tampere holiday maker site.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 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 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 19th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, then stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park.

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Traveling by train from Tampere to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Pielinen, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, then explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, then make a trip to Paateri, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park attractions app.

You can drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tainionkosken Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta online road trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Lappeenranta in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Church of St. Nicholas
Church of St. Nicholas
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

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Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kids will enjoy Repovesi National Park and Riverside Park. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Kouvola (Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, &more). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and stroll around Sapokka Water Garden.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kotka in 1.5 hours. July in Kotka sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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Helsinki

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.
Bring the kids along to Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Pack the 28th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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