11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to King Khaled International Airport

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Helsinki

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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 30th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna online attractions planner.

Getting from Turku to Savonlinna by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

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Koli National Park

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 1st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally stroll through Paha-Koli Hill. On the next day, stroll through Makravaara Hill, then hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park attractions website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

Make your Kouvola itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kouvola by car takes about 5 hours. In September in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."