13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 20th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, thenstroll around Ainolan Puisto, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu journey builder site.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Oulu is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Copenhagen to Oulu, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, thenhike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): explore the activities along Pielinen, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, thendon't miss a visit to Paateri, and finally hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Koli National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum, thenadmire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Lappeenranta takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Imatra, Ruokolahti, Salpa Line Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Tainionkosken Church ©
Tainionkosken Church

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kouvola trip planning website.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kotka
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

3
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip website.

Drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 30th (Thu), examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, thenexamine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, thentake an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, thenexamine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, and finally make a trip to Kultaranta Garden.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku trip maker site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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