17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Hupisaaret Park, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planner.

Sudbury, Canada to Oulu is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Sudbury to Oulu. When traveling from Sudbury in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Oulu: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

Kotka

— 2 nights
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, then visit Linden Esplanade, and then don't miss a visit to Stromforsin Ruukki. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Hamina Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then kick back and relax at Lehman, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka 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 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Tampere

— 2 nights

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 12th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach and then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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You can drive from Kotka to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pori trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, visit Naantali Old Town, stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Turku trip website.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

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."