18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Kauppahalli, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, and finally grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Oulu day trip planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Oulu is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Amsterdam 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

3
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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.
Get outdoors at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Ukko-Koli Hill. Get a sense of the local culture at Uhrihalkeama and Koli Nature Centre Ukko. There's still lots to do: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, stroll through Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Koli National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 2nd (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola road trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 4th (Tue), look for gifts at Tammelantori, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pori day trip planning site.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Kids will appreciate attractions like Naantali Old Town and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, view the masterpieces at Turun Taidehalli, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery A.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku journey planner.

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

5
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Helsinki

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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are in your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Step out of Helsinki to go to Vantaa and see Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and walk around The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 14:

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."