26 days in Finland Itinerary

26 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 5 nights
2
Vaasa
— 3 nights
3
Oulu
— 2 nights
4
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
5
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
6
Kouvola
— 3 nights
7
Helsinki
— 6 nights

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Attractions like Herrainpaivat Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Yyteri Beach and Rauhaniemi Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Rapola Ridge (in Valkeakoski), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) (in Pori). Pack the 25th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Pohtiolampi, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Tampere trip builder website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Tampere. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Pori, Rapola Ridge, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Holy Cross Church
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Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Mustasaaren kirkko. Get out of town with these interesting Vaasa side-trips: Pietarsaari (Arctic Museum Nanoq & Skata), Powerpark (in Harma) and Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Vaasa trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Pietarsaari, Powerpark, Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, then hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Oulu online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka, head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sotkamo trip itinerary website.

Drive from Oulu to Sotkamo in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Rautavaara
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

4
nights
Koli National Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Kolovesi National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Kolovesi National Park
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Repovesi National Park and Riverside Park. Get outdoors at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Hiidenvuori. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kouvola: Kotka (Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, Linden Esplanade, &more). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila and get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

6
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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 outdoors at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Kids will appreciate attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Nuuksio National Park. Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online travel route planner.

Drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park