22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Hatanpaa Arboretum make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Pori (Yyteri Beach & Herrainpaivat Beach). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere visit app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Tampere is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Tampere, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. Keep things going the next day: trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can fly to Kouvola.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, examine the collection at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kouvola online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Kouvola takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Lappeenranta

— 2 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, don't miss a visit to Ruokolahden Kellotapuli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tainionkosken Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristikankaan kappeli.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Koli National Park

— 4 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: stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park road trip planning site.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Koli National Park in 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then walk around Hupisaaret Park, and finally walk around Ainolan Puisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): explore the activities along Koitelinkoski, then grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu visit app.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Helsinki

— 6 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.
Bring the kids along to Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Pack the 17th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker app.

Fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 20:

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."