15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
4
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
6
Pori
— 1 night
7
Tampere
— 3 nights

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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday site.

Doha, Qatar to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Doha to Helsinki. In July, Helsinki is much colder than Doha - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape

2
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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 28th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Woikosken Automuseo, then explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, trek along Hiidenvuori, and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola journey maker.

Drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Woikosken Automuseo, 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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nights
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 30th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, then take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, then stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip maker.

You can drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

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
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 1st (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Venajanhiekka, get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sotkamo trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Sotkamo takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Rautavaara
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 3rd (Mon), get your game on at Makeitout and then explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Vaasa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): walk around Kirjurinluoto, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally head outdoors with Yyterin Nakotorni.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori online trip planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Pori by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Take a break from the city and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Tampere planning website.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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