16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Munich

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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.
Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki travel planner.

Munich, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Munich to Helsinki. While traveling from Munich, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally hike along Ukko-Koli Hill. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Pielinen.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park road trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, then see the interesting displays at Oulun Taidemuseo, and finally kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Oulu online trip maker.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Oulu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Mustasaari

— 2 nights
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mustasaari trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Oulu to Mustasaari in 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 28th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Pori vacation planning website.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Pori in 3 hours. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park and then hike along The Archipelago Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Turku trip tool.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:

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 31st (Fri), try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere holiday builder.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

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."