16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
6
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
7
Tampere
— 3 nights
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in August, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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2
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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 19th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, walk around Riverside Park, then make a trip to Linden Esplanade, and finally head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kouvola trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. There's lots more to do: trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Herajarvi Hiking Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Kouvola to Koli National Park by car takes about 5 hours. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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2
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Sotkamo

Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 24th (Mon), stroll through Hiukka, head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sotkamo tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Sotkamo in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 26th (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then stroll around Hupisaaret Park, and finally take a spin around town with Outdoors Oulu Oy.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Oulu tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Oulu takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails
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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 27th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then stroll through Yyteri Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pori attractions planner.

Getting from Oulu to Pori by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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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 28th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Stone Castle of Pirunvuori, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Pohtiolampi, step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, then stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

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Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 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 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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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."