17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Kathmandu
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
6
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
7
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Kathmandu

2
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.
On the 9th (Fri), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then stop by Katajanokka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Kathmandu, Nepal to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kathmandu to Helsinki, you'll gain 3.8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kathmandu in August, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at Tulliniemi Nature Path and The Archipelago Trail. Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Cathedral and Turku Castle. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku online day trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Tulliniemi Nature Path
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Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Akaslompolo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Turku in August, expect Akaslompolo to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi day trip site.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Pyhatunturi in 3 hours. August in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will leave for Tampere on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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 17th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampere journey app.

Explore your travel options from Pyhatunturi to Tampere with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will leave for Lappeenranta on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 19th (Mon), examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, and then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then get outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip builder.

Getting from Tampere to Lappeenranta by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Imatra, Salpa Line Museum
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 21st (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then stop by Linden Esplanade, then stroll around Riverside Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kouvola attractions planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Kouvola by train takes about an hour. Other options: 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 by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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