15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly
7
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Berlin

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Helsinki — 3 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.
Pack the 23rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip builder.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Helsinki is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.
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Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
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Turku — 2 nights

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 26th (Tue), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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 28th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pori trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. July in Pori sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Tampere — 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and then see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tampere route maker app.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Koli National Park.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Herajarvi Hiking Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Oulu.
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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 2nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, look for gifts at Kure Store, then walk around Hupisaaret Park, and finally walk around Ainolan Puisto.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Oulu trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Kouvola.
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Kouvola — 3 nights

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Change things up with a short trip to Valkmusa National Park in Siltakyla (about 44 minutes away). Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and steep yourself in history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola online day trip planner.

You can fly from Oulu to Kouvola in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Side Trip
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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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