11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Nuuksio National Park. Pack the 23rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday planning site.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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1
night
Naantali

Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Naantali journey planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Naantali in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Naantali are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Naantali

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 25th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa driving holiday website.

Drive from Naantali to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

2
nights
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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Vaasa to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:

1
night
Rovaniemi

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 29th (Thu): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: see the top attractions with Feelapland, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip website.

Getting from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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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."