16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 5 nights

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planning tool.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Turku is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dammam in July: high temperatures in Turku hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Tampere

Tampere ©

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 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at The Parola Armour Museum and then try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Woikosken Automuseo and then explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, and then enjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola holiday planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna tour itinerary website.

Drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally stroll through Paha-Koli Hill. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, then explore the activities along Pielinen, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herajarvi Hiking Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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Helsinki

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 31:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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