11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner
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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Pori
— 1 night
Fly
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Riyadh

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Didrichsen Art Museum. Popular historic sites such as Helsinki Cathedral and The Esplanadi Park are in your itinerary. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Katajanokka, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to fly to Pori.
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Pori — 1 night

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Pori takes 2.5 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 15th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Oulu.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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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 16th (Tue): tour along fresh powder with Finnaction, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then stop by Kure Store, and finally grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Oulu vacation planner.

Getting from Pori to Oulu by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Koli National Park.
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Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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Koli National Park — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill and then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, then explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and then trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.
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Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
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Kouvola — 2 nights

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Kouvola trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kouvola takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Finland travel guide

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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."
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