26 days in Finland Itinerary

26 days in Finland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 5 nights
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Vaasa
— 3 nights
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Oulu
— 2 nights
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Sotkamo
— 2 nights
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 6 nights

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Attractions like Herrainpaivat Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Yyteri Beach and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Holy Cross Church (in Parola), Rapola Ridge (in Valkeakoski) and Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) (in Pori). Pack the 25th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Tampere. Expect little chillier evenings in Tampere when traveling from Amsterdam in July, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Vaasa.

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Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Beach
Yyteri Beach
4.6

3
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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Powerpark and Hietasaaren uimaranta. Get out of town with these interesting Vaasa side-trips: Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava) and Pietarsaari (Arctic Museum Nanoq & Skata). Spend the 28th (Tue) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Vaasa trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, then hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Oulu online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Biking Trail
Outdoors Oulu Oy
4.8

2
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Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka, head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sotkamo trip itinerary website.

Drive from Oulu to Sotkamo in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Outdoor Activity
Kainuun Vaellustalli
4.8

4
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Paha-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli Hill. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Kolovesi National Park. There's lots more to do: hike along Akka-Koli Hill, stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, explore the activities along Pielinen, and identify plant and animal life at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park online day trip planner.

Getting from Sotkamo to Koli National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
5.0
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Hiking Trail
Akka-Koli Hill
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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Repovesi National Park and Riverside Park. Get outdoors at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Arboretum Mustila. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kouvola: Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Kotka (Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, Linden Esplanade, &more). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola route planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kouvola by car takes about 5 hours. August in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Get outdoors at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

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National Park
Nuuksio National Park
4.7

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