16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
6
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Kouvola
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be much colder, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 16th (Tue), trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Turku road trip app.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 17th (Wed), examine the collection at Moomin Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then look for gifts at Hameenkatu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and then find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

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Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

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, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, soothe aching muscles at Koli Relax Spa, and stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip website.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Mikkeli

— 2 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Church and then make a trip to Rapio Mill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church and then take an in-depth tour of Communications Centre Lokki.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli itinerary website.

Drive from Savonlinna to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola attractions app.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

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."