15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 46 minutes away. Pack the 22nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip planning site .

Getting from Helsinki to Kouvola by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Naantali.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Riverside Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

1
night
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): hike along The Archipelago Trail, then get your game on at Moomin World, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Naantali visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Naantali takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Naantali are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Naantali

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Turku
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 26th (Fri), look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then get your game on at Portaali VR, and finally have fun at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto).

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip planner .

Getting from Naantali to Tampere by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 28th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planning app .

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Koli National Park trip website .

Drive from Vaasa to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): catch some excitement at Feelapland, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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