11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 3 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 historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you will find days in Helsinki are little chillier (24°C), and nights are much colder (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
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Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 23rd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and then don't miss a visit to Paateri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Paha-Koli Hill and then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Koli National Park trip builder.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): make a trip to Santa Claus Village and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will leave for home on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Finland travel guide

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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."