11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. 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, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

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 difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

1
night
Naantali

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

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Turku
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

1
night
Vaasa

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
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

2
nights
Koli National Park

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 · Outdoors · Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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

Wildlife · Theme Parks · Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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