14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 4 nights


Tampere — 2 nights

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 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Visavuori, brush up on your military savvy at The Parola Armour Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere online tour itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Tampere is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Tampere is 7 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Tampere at 64°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
Side Trips
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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 7th (Wed), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Kupittaa Park, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Koli National Park.
Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): explore the activities along Pielinen, then stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Koli National Park takes 8 hours. In June, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kotka.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Kotka — 3 nights

Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Step out of Kotka with an excursion to Repovesi National Park in Kouvola--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Riverside Park, let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kotka trip builder website.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kotka by car takes about 5.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kotka are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
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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.
Helsinki is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."