27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

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27 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Groningen
Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Inari
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Groningen

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): stroll around Riverside Park, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola visit planner .

Groningen, Holland to Kouvola is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Groningen to Kouvola due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Visiting Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Paha-Koli Hill will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hiidenportti National Park and Pielisen Museum.

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You can drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hiidenportti National Park
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Kiutakongas Rapids and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Safaris and Shopping Center Kumpare. Go for a jaunt from Kuusamo to Posio to see Riisitunturi National Park about 1h 05 min away. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Riisitunturi National Park, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): deepen your understanding of the past and present with Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Inari day trip website .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get outdoors at Yyteri Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Explore hidden gems such as Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Ahtari Zoo. Change things up with a short trip to Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) in Pori (about 1h 45 min away). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampere online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Inari to Tampere takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in August: highs in Tampere hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pori, Ahtari Zoo, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step off the beaten path and head to Teijo National Park and Vepsa Island. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Hanko (Hanko Water Tower & Tulliniemi Nature Path). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, gain insight at Turku Cathedral, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hanko, Teijo National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Kirkkonummen kirkko (in Kirkkonummi) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). Pack the 17th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take in nature's colorful creations at Observatory Hill Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kirkkonummen kirkko, Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, Porvoo Old Town, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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