12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Brussels

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.
Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki sightseeing tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
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: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and make a trip to Paateri.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park route planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip tool.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In June in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 9th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vaasa itinerary planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Vaasa by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 10th (Mon), have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then hike along The Archipelago Trail, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku day trip planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Turku by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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