11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 day
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Rome

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Escape the urban bustle at Paha-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Rome, Italy to Koli National Park is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Koli National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Rome in August: highs in Koli National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vaasa online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori planning tool .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

1
night
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 24th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Nature Wildlife
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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nights
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, make a trip to Talvipuutarha, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning app .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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