19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

Make it your trip
Drive
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly
4
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights

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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 28th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then stroll around Kupittaa Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Here are some ideas for day two: gear up at Bike Rental - by Carfield, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then admire the natural beauty at Turku University Botanical Garden, and finally trek along The Archipelago Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

Tampere

— 2 nights

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 30th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Visavuori, then examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally stop by Tea Shop Veistrom. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, then find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa sightseeing planning app.

Take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Kouvola.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Hiidenvuori (in Iitti), St Michael Church (in Pernaja) and Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail & Riverside Park). Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and indulge in some personalized pampering at Tykkimaen Sauna.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip planner.

Fly from Vaasa to Kouvola in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

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Fly from Kouvola to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kouvola in July, with highs in Saariselka at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:
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Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, get outside with Karhunkierros, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then take an exotic tour of Ruka Safaris Ltd - Day Tours, then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo day trip tool.

Drive from Saariselka to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park trip planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 16:

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."