6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
2
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly
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Pori
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get outside with Haagan Alppiruusupuisto, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, then walk around Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, and finally step off the mainland to explore Vallisaari. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and finally walk around Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Helsinki. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): witness the site of a historic battle at Utti Fort, hike along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then examine the collection at Kouvola Tube Radio Museum, then examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Ristin kirkko.

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

You can drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

Koli National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): trek along Makravaara Hill, then trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To find photos and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park road trip app.

You can drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:
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Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hupisaaret Park.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Oulu road trip 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 July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to fly to Pori.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, get outside with Yyterin Nakotorni, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Palace of Junnelius.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Pori takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military 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."