12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly + Drive:  11 h 15 min
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
Drive:  6 h 15 min
2
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Dusseldorf

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day
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip planning app.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dusseldorf to Pyhatunturi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dusseldorf in August; daily highs in Pyhatunturi reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Mon), delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Koli National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

2
nights
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rantasalmi road trip planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Rantasalmi in 3 hours. In August in Rantasalmi, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Savonlinna
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 16th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mustasaari road trip site.

Drive from Rantasalmi to Mustasaari in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. August in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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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 17th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Kurjenrahka National Park, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral. On your second day here, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then stroll through Vepsa Island.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Turku visit planner.

Drive from Mustasaari to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kimito Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaari Zoo, and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip site.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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