9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Kotka (Riverside Park & Sapokka Water Garden). Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and examine the collection at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola journey builder tool.

Tampa, USA to Kouvola is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Tampa in July; daily highs in Kouvola reach 70°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Kouvola to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Turku sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

Helsinki

— 4 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 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."