11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Drive
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Harma
— 1 night
Drive
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Turku
— 2 nights

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Senate Square. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary planner.

Turku to Helsinki is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, then identify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, and finally trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): hike along Paha-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and finally explore the activities along Pielinen.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Harma.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

1
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Harma

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Powerpark.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Harma trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Harma in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July in Harma, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Harma

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

2
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 8th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then learn about all things military at The Parola Armour Museum, and then get in on the family fun at Ahvenisto.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tampere driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Harma to Tampere in 3.5 hours. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

2
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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 10th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then get your game on at Moomin World, and finally find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island. On the next day, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then take in nature's colorful creations at Turku University Botanical Garden, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

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."