19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hannover
Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
4
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Hannover

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
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 look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, 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

Side Trips

Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Neitikoski Rapids. Get outdoors at Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. There's more to do: trek along Ukko-Koli Hill and look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

3
nights
Kuusamo

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

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Riisitunturi National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 Ahtari Zoo. Get in touch with nature at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Change things up with a short trip to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi (about 58 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Yyteri Beach, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Ahtari Zoo
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 21st (Sun), explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, 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 do a combination of train and bus; or take a 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
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nuuksio National Park and Hakaniemi Market. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Teijo National Park in Pernio, approximately Pernio away. Pack the 26th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki route planner.

Drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Teijo National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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