15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
7
Tampere
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 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 10th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Imatra

— 1 night
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Tainionkosken Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, and then admire the engineering at Imatrankoski.

For ratings and more tourist information, go to the Imatra trip website.

Drive from Kouvola to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, and soothe aching muscles at Koli Relax Spa.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park online trip planner.

You can drive from Imatra to Koli National Park in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and then stroll around Hupisaaret Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach.

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Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Oulu are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can fly to Pori.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pori vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Pori takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

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 22nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then look for gifts at Hameenkatu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip builder.

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."