12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli
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Koli
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 4 nights
Drive

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Koli

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get curious at Tulikiven Kivikyla. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, then stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, and then soothe aching muscles at Koli Relax Spa.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Koli route builder website.

Helsinki to Koli is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Helsinki in September, you will find days in Koli are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli

Museums · Spas · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Kuopio

— 4 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Appreciate the collections at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland and Kuopio Art Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lutheran Cathedral and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuopio: Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu) and Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Kuopion Automuseo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at VB Photographic Centre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kuopio visit planner.

Traveling by car from Koli to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:

Rantasalmi

— 2 nights
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 24th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Kolovesi National Park.

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Traveling by car from Kuopio to Rantasalmi takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Rantasalmi are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Mikkeli

— 4 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Art Centre Salmela and Communications Centre Lokki. Get some cultural insight at Infantry Museum and Woikosken Automuseo. Step out of Mikkeli to go to Ristiina and see The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Anjan Puisto, take a stroll around Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, and explore the world behind art at Mikkelin Taidemuseo.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mikkeli online attractions planner.

Drive from Rantasalmi to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."