15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
4
Kouvola
— 3 nights
5
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
6
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
7
Oulu
— 1 night

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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 1st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
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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 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery A, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Turku trip tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Visavuori, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere online vacation planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Kotka (Riverside Park, Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, &more). Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and steep yourself in history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Kouvola vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kouvola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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 11th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Lemin kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Sammonlahden Church, make a trip to Ruokolahden Kirkko, then look for gifts at Imatran Kalatalo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas. On the next day, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta tour planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Lappeenranta by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Imatra, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Tainionkosken Church ©
Tainionkosken Church
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Imatrankoski ©
Imatrankoski

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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 13th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then trek along 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, stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and then hike along Makravaara Hill.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planner.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Koli National Park in 4 hours. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 15th (Sun), stroll around Ainolan Puisto, walk around Hupisaaret Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

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Getting from Koli National Park to Oulu by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

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

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