15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Train
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Vaasa
— 1 day
Train
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: walk around Riverside Park, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kouvola route maker app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kouvola is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Kouvola, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and then stroll through Paha-Koli Hill. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see the top attractions with Feelapland, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

Vaasa

— 1 day
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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Getting from Rovaniemi to Vaasa by train takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Vaasa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR, and finally enjoy some diversion at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto).

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tampere itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Joella.

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Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Linnanmaki Amusement Park make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:

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."