16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get all the equipment you need at Outdoors Oulu Oy. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, and finally stroll around Ainolan Puisto.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu travel route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Oulu is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Oulu due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Oulu: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill. On your second day here, explore the activities along Pielinen, then hike along Makravaara Hill, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Koli National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Lappeenranta

— 3 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lappeenranta: Ruokolahti (Ruokolahden Kellotapuli, Ruokolahden Kirkko, &more), Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park) and Imatra (Tainionkosken Church, Church of St. Nicholas, &more). There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with Lakeland GTE, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, and get engrossed in the history at Liehtalanniemen museotila.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta holiday maker app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Lappeenranta in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Tykkimaen Sauna.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

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 4th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then take an in-depth tour of Visavuori.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Tampere travel planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Tampere by car takes about 3 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

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.
Pack the 8th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:

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."