19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Train
2
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi (about 54 minutes away). Pack the 9th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tampere. Expect little chillier evenings in Tampere when traveling from London in August, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
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2
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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 12th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, trek along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, then get outside with Edvinin Taidepuisto Ja Korsukyla, and finally head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Vaasa route builder app.

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Vaasa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Setterbergin Puisto ©
Outdoor Activity
Setterbergin Puisto
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nights
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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Makravaara Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and identify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Akka-Koli Hill
5.0
Pielinen ©
Water Body
Pielinen
5.0

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Imatra

Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 18th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, identify plant and animal life at Siikalahti Wetland, then explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, and finally kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, head off the coast to Malonsaari, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Imatra online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Imatra takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Imatra Waterfall ©
Waterfall
Imatra Waterfall
4.3
Malonsaari ©
Island
Malonsaari
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3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Hiidenvuori (in Iitti), Kotka (Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth & St. Nicholas Orthodox Church) and Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla). Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. It doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kouvola road trip planning app.

You can drive from Imatra to Kouvola in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Repovesi National Park ©
National Park
Repovesi National Park
4.8
Valkmusa National Park ©
National Park
Valkmusa National Park
4.7

4
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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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Pack the 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and head off the coast to Vallisaari.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel planning tool.

Drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

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Nuuksio National Park ©
National Park
Nuuksio National Park
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