28 days in Finland Itinerary

28 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Train
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 19 nights
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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, expect Tampere to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

Koli National Park

— 3 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

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You can drive from Vaasa to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and then find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

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Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kouvola takes 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Helsinki

— 19 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.
Attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Turku (Bike Rental - by Carfield, Turku Castle, &more), Espoo (Nuuksio National Park, Arctic Expedition, &more) and Porvoo (Söderskärin majakka & Porvoo Old Town). Pack the 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

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Getting from Kouvola to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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."