15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Vaasa Airport
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Linden Esplanade, then stroll around Riverside Park, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola holiday builder tool.

Vienna, Austria to Kouvola is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Vienna in August, expect Kouvola to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Koli National Park

— 3 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.
Visiting Paha-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli Hill will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: hike along Akka-Koli Hill, stroll through Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 24th (Mon), shop like a local with Kauppahalli, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, then contemplate the long history of Oulu Cathedral, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Outdoors Oulu Oy, and finally walk around Hupisaaret Park.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu trip builder.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Drive from Oulu to Pyhatunturi in 4.5 hours. August in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Vaasa online trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pyhatunturi to Vaasa. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 27th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally walk around Kirjurinluoto.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

Helsinki

— 5 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Temppeliaukio Church and The Esplanadi Park. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Kivinokka, and steep yourself in history at Pohjolan toimitalo.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Pori to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 1:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.