16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
5
Levi
— 1 night
6
Saariselka
— 1 night
7
Vaasa
— 1 night
8
Tampere
— 2 nights

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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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday maker.

Doha, Qatar to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Helsinki is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Doha in July, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 28th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Woikosken Automuseo, then explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park and then hike along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Helsinki to Kouvola by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park

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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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park online attractions planner.

Drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and then hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Levi driving holiday website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop and then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka travel route planner.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then get your game on at Makeitout.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa journey planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Vaasa in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Vaasa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): let the kids burn off some steam at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and then have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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 by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
PortaaliVR ©
PortaaliVR

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