11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Get outdoors at Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, explore the activities along Pielinen, identify plant and animal life at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Rome, Italy to Koli National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Koli National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Vaasa

— 1 day
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 22nd (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Vaasa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 23rd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Pori road trip site.

Getting from Vaasa to Pori by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Turku

— 1 night
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 24th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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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."