15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then walk around Hupisaaret Park, and finally walk around Ainolan Puisto.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip maker website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Oulu is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Oulu. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Oulu, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): trek along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Pielinen, then trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and then hike along Makravaara Hill.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Kouvola holiday maker site.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Visavuori in Valkeakoski--about 36 minutes away. Pack the 3rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and stop by Tea Shop Veistrom.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

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 7th (Sat): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

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.
Pack the 11th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder site.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Adventure
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:

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."