15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Pack the 22nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, make a trip to Senate Square, and brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online trip planner.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Park, stroll through Arboretum Mustila, and then stroll through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Naantali.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Naantali

— 1 night
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, then get your game on at Moomin World, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

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

Traveling by flight from Kouvola to Naantali takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Naantali

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get in on the family fun 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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then get your game on at PortaaliVR, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Naantali to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or 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) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Vaasa sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, admire the sheer force of Tarhapuro Waterfall, and stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary site.

Getting from Vaasa to Koli National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 1st (Thu), catch all the local highlights with Feelapland, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): have some family-friendly fun 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 see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. 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 catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

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."