19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum, then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and finally stroll through Arboretum Mustila.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip planner.

Hannover, Germany to Kouvola is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hannover to Kouvola. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hannover in July: highs in Kouvola hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ukko-Koli Hill and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get outdoors at Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids and look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Riisitunturi National Park and Shopping Center Kumpare. Get in touch with nature at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Kiutakongas Rapids. There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. July in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yyteri Beach and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Kids will enjoy Ahtari Zoo and Hatanpaa Arboretum. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
On the 21st (Sun), explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik gard and then stroll through Oro. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kimito Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

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.
Attractions like Nuuksio National Park and Linnanmaki Amusement Park make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Teijo National Park. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey builder website.

Getting from Kimito Island to Helsinki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."