16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
6
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
7
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online route planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in August, you will find days in Helsinki are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are colder (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:

1
night
Turku

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 20th (Tue): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Turku planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

1
night
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

1
night
Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 22nd (Thu), browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 23rd (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Vaasa using our trip planner.

Getting from Pori to Vaasa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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1
night
Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 24th (Sat), hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then walk around Hupisaaret Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

2
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Sotkamo

Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stroll through Hiukka, get great views at Vuokatinvaara, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sotkamo trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Oulu to Sotkamo in 3 hours. August in Sotkamo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

2
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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 27th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Koli National Park route planner.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 29th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola online trip maker.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:
Highlights from your trip

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."