22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Repovesi National Park and Hiidenvuori. Step out of Kouvola to go to Kotka and see Riverside Park, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's more to do: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and stroll through Arboretum Mustila.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kouvola day trip planning app.

Paderborn, Germany to Kouvola is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paderborn to Kouvola. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

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.
Get outdoors at Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. Step out of Koli National Park with an excursion to Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto in Rautavaara--about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. There's lots more to do: hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip planner.

Drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 27th (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Outdoors Oulu Oy, then stroll through Hupisaaret Park, and then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, then snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa online route planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Vaasa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): stroll through Yyteri Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma and then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

Plan trip to Pori with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of the city life by going to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, and look for gifts at Hameenkatu.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto and Dive Finland Oy. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel route planner.

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 9:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."