16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary planner.

Madrid, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Madrid to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for cooler days in Helsinki, with highs around 25°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can 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
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 17th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Helsinki to Kimito Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Raseborg.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks 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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo National Park. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Tulliniemi Nature Path, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Snappertunan kirkko, and then stroll around Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Raseborg travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Raseborg in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Raseborg

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tulliniemi Nature Path, Teijo National Park, Snappertunan kirkko
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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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. On your second day here, stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and then walk around Riverside Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola attractions planner.

Getting from Raseborg to Kouvola by car takes about 3 hours. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip planner.

Drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. In July in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
 Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen ©
Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Vaasa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Vaasa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
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 Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip tool.

Getting from Vaasa to Tampere by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can 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
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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