16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Raseborg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Vaasa
— 1 day
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Madrid

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder .

Madrid, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in July, you will find days in Helsinki are much colder (25°C), and nights are little chillier (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Raseborg.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

2
nights
Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 19th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Teijo national park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Tulliniemi Nature Path, pause for some serene contemplation at Snappertunan kirkko, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Raseborg road trip planning tool .

Getting from Kimito Island to Raseborg by car takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Raseborg are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Raseborg

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Snappertunan kirkko, Tulliniemi Nature Path
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Snappertunan kirkko ©
Snappertunan kirkko

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 21st (Sun), trek along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kouvola travel planning site .

You can drive from Raseborg to Kouvola in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

3
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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Era Eero ©
Era Eero
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 26th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Vaasa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

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Take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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