17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Akaslompolo
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Saariselka
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
Mustasaari
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo road trip site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Akaslompolo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

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#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop
Safaris

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Saariselka are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Nature

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Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Valkmusa National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Saariselka to Kouvola takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in August: high temperatures in Kouvola hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Nature, #Parks

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Valkmusa National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salpa Line, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park online route maker .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Mustasaari road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Mustasaari takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally take a peaceful walk through Kurjenrahka National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, trek along The Archipelago Trail, then enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, and finally examine the collection at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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Getting from Mustasaari to Turku by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip maker app .

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Adventure, #Historic Sites, #Nature
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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.
Visiting Korkeasaari Zoo and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park for their historical value. Pack the 30th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday planner .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

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