18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Oulu
— 1 night
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
5
Pori
— 1 night
6
Turku
— 3 nights
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Kauppahalli, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, and finally grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Oulu day trip planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Oulu is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Oulu: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Get outdoors at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Paha-Koli Hill. Get a sense of the local culture at Uhrihalkeama and Koli Nature Centre Ukko. There's still lots to do: hike along Akka-Koli Hill, look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, stroll through Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Koli National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli
Highlights from your plan
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 2nd (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, thenexplore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, thenget engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola road trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 4th (Tue), look for gifts at Tammelantori, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), thenenjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pori day trip planning site.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Kids will appreciate attractions like Naantali Old Town and Bike Rental - by Carfield. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, view the masterpieces at Photographic Centre Peri, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku journey planner.

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Naantali Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

5
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church are in your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Market Square Kauppatori and The Esplanadi Park. Step out of Helsinki to go to Vantaa and see Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
Highlights from your plan
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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