16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Oulu
— 1 night
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
3
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
6
Turku
— 1 night
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
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
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

2
nights
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.
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 · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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: Imatra (Tainionkosken Church, Church of St. Nicholas, &more), Ruokolahti (Ruokolahden Kellotapuli, Ruokolahden Kirkko, &more) and Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park). 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 take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Imatra, Puumala, Ruokolahti, Parikkala
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Imatrankoski ©
Imatrankoski
Tainionkosken Church ©
Tainionkosken Church

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
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 train from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hiidenvuori
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Visavuori
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
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.

Planning Turku trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

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

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip maker.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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