17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
5
Oulu
— 2 nights
6
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
7
Kouvola
— 2 nights
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, thenkick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, thenkick back and relax 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: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere itinerary planning website.

New Delhi, India to Tampere is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Tampere. In July, Tampere is much colder than New Delhi - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), thenkick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally walk around Kirjurinluoto.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pori travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

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

2
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 24th (Fri), take a spin around town with Bike Rental - by Carfield, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally stop by Naantali Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Pargas Church, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Turku are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Pargas Church, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi driving holiday planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Turku to Pyhatunturi. In July in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

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

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, thenidentify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, and finally walk around Ainolan Puisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Oulu day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Koitelinkoski
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy
Koitelinkoski ©
Koitelinkoski

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, thenhike along Ukko-Koli Hill, thentrek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, thenhike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 31st (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and finally trek along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola online trip planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenvuori
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and visit Katajanokka.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

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