19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Parikkala
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive
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Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas and then stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tampere journey maker app.

Baden-Baden, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Baden-Baden to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Baden-Baden in June: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 27:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Archipelago National Park. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kimito Island trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Tampere to Kimito Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Sotkamo

— 2 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venajanhiekka, then get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sotkamo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Sotkamo takes 8.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Ukko-Koli Hill. There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, explore the activities along Pielinen, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Makravaara Hill.

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Getting from Sotkamo to Koli National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. June in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Parikkala.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:

Parikkala

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): walk around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, and then steep yourself in history at Parikkalan kirkko.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Parikkala sightseeing planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Parikkala in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Parikkala

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arboretum Mustila, then stroll through Riverside Park, and finally make a trip to Kyminlinna Fortress.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Parikkala to Kouvola takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): head off the coast to Kaunissaari, take in the pleasant sights at Telegrafberget, then stop by Riimikko, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Porvoo road trip website.

Drive from Kouvola to Porvoo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Porvoo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Hanko

— 2 nights
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Snappertunan kirkko, see what you can catch with Guide-Matti, and then stroll around Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ekenas Archipelago National Park.

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You can drive from Porvoo to Hanko in 2.5 hours. July in Hanko sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Helsinki

— 5 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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto in Vantaa (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get outside with Haagan Alppiruusupuisto, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki planner.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Helsinki takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:

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."