17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
3
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
5
Pori
— 1 night
6
Tampere
— 2 nights

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Your inner history buff will appreciate Helsinki Cathedral and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, make a trip to Senate Square, and go for a walk through Uutelan luontopolku.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online itinerary planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 6th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Linden Esplanade, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and finally take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kouvola day trip app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. Step out of Koli National Park to go to Rautavaara and see Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Makravaara Hill, and take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip planning tool.

Getting from Kouvola to Koli National Park by car takes about 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto, Matkailutila Paimentupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietasaaren uimaranta, get interesting insight from Zip Adventure Park, then see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail.

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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, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Zip Adventure Park ©
Zip Adventure Park
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): test your team's savvy at Mysteeri Pori - Escape Room with a Story, kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pori online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)

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 16th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, 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 next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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