15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tampere vacation planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Tampere is 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 4th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Levi route maker site.

You can fly from Turku to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Levi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo online trip builder.

Drive from Levi to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

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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 10th (Wed): stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and then stroll through Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, then examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and then stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip maker.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna day trip website.

Drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Main Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, and finally identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola holiday maker tool.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kouvola by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

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Helsinki

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.
On the 14th (Sun), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, then get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder tool.

You can drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

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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."