15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to Los Angeles International Airport, Drive to Ontario

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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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, and explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

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Ontario, USA to Koli National Park is an approximately 20-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Ontario to Koli National Park. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Ontario in October; daily highs in Koli National Park reach 42°F and lows reach 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Attractions like Repovesi National Park and Linden Esplanade make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Palotorninvuori Park, &more) and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa). There's more to do: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and indulge in some personalized pampering at Tykkimaen Sauna.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola day trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kouvola are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Rauhaniemi Beach. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Ahvenisto in Hameenlinna, approximately Hameenlinna away. There's much more to do: boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tampere online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Kouvola to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:

Turku

— 1 night
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 14th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip builder tool.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

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You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in October, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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."