13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Reno
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Reno

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rauma journey planning tool .

Reno, USA to Rauma is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Reno to Rauma, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Reno in July, plan for cooler days in Rauma, with highs around 69°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

#Historic Sites
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

1
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle. On the next day, head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

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Drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island journey website .

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Adventure
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

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Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): trek along Akka-Koli Hill, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, examine the collection at Old Mine Mining Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church, and finally make a trip to Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Joensuu, Old Mine Mining Museum
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 3rd (Fri), look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Iso Myy and then kick back and relax at Utra Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Joensuu online tour itinerary maker .

Drive from Koli National Park to Joensuu in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 52°F. On the 6th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Joensuu

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Tohmajarven kirkko, Salpa Line, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko
Kauppakeskus Iso Myy ©
Kauppakeskus Iso Myy

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