14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Zurich
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Rantasalmi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
Zurich

4
days
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.
Get outdoors at Korkeasaari Zoo and Hietaranta Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Pack the 21st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Zurich to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in August, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): trek along Kurjenrahka National Park and then contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the next day, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

1
day
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rantasalmi online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Turku to Rantasalmi in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August in Rantasalmi, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo ©
Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo

2
days
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

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Drive from Rantasalmi to Koli National Park in 3 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 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

2
days
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Saltkaret. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Mustasaari takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Saltkaret ©
Saltkaret
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

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